Addressing symptoms with Band-Aid approaches is not cost-efficient nor effective. Systems must be named, visibilized and addressed head on. According to recent research by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, foundations have under-invested in the movement for immigrant justice.
Barely one percent of all money granted by the 1,000 largest U.S. foundations is intended to benefit immigrants and refugees. The funding that does exist often don’t reach communities, many in the South, facing the greatest threats.