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Immigrant Rights Fund

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today, we are proud to announce new grants through our Immigrant Rights Fund, a special initiative created by our donors in the weeks after the 2016 presidential election to build a boroughwide response to unjust government policy changes threatening Brooklyn’s immigrants and their families.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

In February, we announced that our Immigrant Rights Fund would support ongoing civil resistance and organizing efforts—including community-building, bystander training, public education, action planning, and event logistics—through a new Action Fund with grants up to $2,500.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy
Foundation President and CEO Cecilia Clarke joined VP of Programs Kaberi Banerjee Murthy and Senior Program Officer Prachi Patankar to discuss our major milestones, including the Immigrant Rights Fund and criminal justice advocacy victories.

When we launched our Immigrant Rights Fund, we committed to easing the burden on nonprofits seeking support by focusing on responsive conversations rather than a lengthy application process. Our Senior Program Officer Prachi Patankar shares 6 key takeaways from these conversations so far.

 

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting BAJI’s comprehensive outreach to Black Muslim immigrants.

Through our Immigrant Rights Fund, we’re supporting AAANY’s advocacy and organizing in Brooklyn’s Muslim immigrant communities.

 

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.  

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

We are proud to join foundations across the country in a joint statement of support for our immigrant communities. The statement, prepared by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, now has well over 100 signatories, ranging from community foundations to international grantmakers to family philanthropies.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

More than 500 people came out to the Brooklyn Museum last week in spite of nearly a foot of snow for "Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call to Action," which featured a critical conversation with local leaders working on the frontlines of the fight for immigrant rights.

 
Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

We are pleased to announce nearly $100,000 in grants to support the critical response of 8 local nonprofits to challenges triggered by the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on immigration, deployed through our recently launched Immigrant Rights Fund.

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