A Focus on Immigration: The Basics of the Chavez Family Foundation’s Bay Area Giving

A Focus on Immigration: The Basics of the Chavez Family Foundation’s Bay Area Giving

The Chavez Family Foundation is a San Francisco-based grantmaker that is often involved in immigration-related collaborations. Here's how local nonprofits in nine Bay Area counties can get involved with this funder.

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From Talk to Action: Behind a Call for Funders to Back Social Movements

From Talk to Action: Behind a Call for Funders to Back Social Movements

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has been a consistent advocate for movement-friendly grantmaking. In a new initiative, it’s examining how funders are (or aren’t) supporting social movements today—and how they could do better.

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“Create Momentum for Change.” A Soros-Backed Arts Fellowship Focuses on Migration

“Create Momentum for Change.” A Soros-Backed Arts Fellowship Focuses on Migration

The Open Society Foundations launched its Soros Arts Fellowships last year to support the work of artists in repressive regimes. This year’s fellowship builds on this approach by focusing on an issue that’s deeply personal for OSF’s founder.

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With an Eye on History, a Couple Gives to Organize and Train Reform Jews to Stand Up for Immigrants

With an Eye on History, a Couple Gives to Organize and Train Reform Jews to Stand Up for Immigrants

Jews know what it is to be immigrants and refugees, chased out of countries over many centuries. So it’s not surprising that some Jewish philanthropists—like Jill and Peter Kraus—are giving to push back against the Trump administration’s policies.

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The Private Money Shaping Public Conversation About Restricting Immigration

The Private Money Shaping Public Conversation About Restricting Immigration

For years, the organizations that pushed for tougher immigration restrictions operated on the fringes of policy debates. Now, with a powerful friend in the White House, they are enjoying new influence. We take a deep dive into their sources of funding.

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Universal Representation: Behind a Public-Private Partnership Effort to Defend Immigrants

Universal Representation: Behind a Public-Private Partnership Effort to Defend Immigrants

Providing vulnerable immigrants with legal representation dramatically decreases their chances of deportation. With the support of top funders, the Vera Institute’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone Network cultivates local jurisdictions to make that a reality in more places.

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“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

As the most populous state, there’s a lot at stake when it comes to getting the 2020 Census right in California. Here’s a look at a funder stepping up to make sure everyone is counted.

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Census 2020: How Is Philanthropy Responding to the Citizenship Question?

Census 2020: How Is Philanthropy Responding to the Citizenship Question?

The addition of a question concerning citizenship status to the 2020 U.S. Census has many concerned about the effect the query could have on participation. Here’s how philanthropy is stepping up.

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The Fight Over Immigrants and Refugees Is Going to Intensify. Here's What Foundations Need to Do

The Fight Over Immigrants and Refugees Is Going to Intensify. Here's What Foundations Need to Do

In a guest post, Daranee Petsod, president of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, predicts bigger showdowns ahead on these issues and lays out an action plan for philanthropy. 

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To Fight Deportations in L.A., Private Funders Are Teaming Up With Local Government

To Fight Deportations in L.A., Private Funders Are Teaming Up With Local Government

Grantmakers in Southern California have long worked to integrate immigrants into the social fabric. Now they're engaged in an urgent effort, along with public agencies, to keep communities from being torn apart. 

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Who's Helping the Forgotten Victims of California’s Wildfires?

Who's Helping the Forgotten Victims of California’s Wildfires?

As if undocumented immigrants don't have enough problems these days, thousands now face hardship as a result of California's fires—and aren't eligible for FEMA assistance. Some funders are stepping in. 

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The Dark Side of Philanthropy: A Look at Tax-Exempt Donations to White Supremacists

The Dark Side of Philanthropy: A Look at Tax-Exempt Donations to White Supremacists

The funding flowing to white supremacist nonprofits is limited, and mostly it's given anonymously. We dig into the finances of three organizations working to make America white again. 

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