*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt all over the world, from business closures and job losses to overburdened public health systems and the death of loved ones. Here in the United States, the harm to immigrant communities has been acute.
Numbering 44.7 million—nearly 1 in 7 Americans—immigrants of all statuses have experienced a disproportionate impact, like other marginalized communities. Industries in which a high percentage of immigrants are employed, such as food service, hospitality, and domestic work, have been hard hit. For the undocumented, the loss of income will not be offset by federal relief payments or unemployment insurance. Other immigrants have found themselves deemed essential workers, continuing to labor without Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in agricultural and construction settings.
As elected officials and the media spread misinformation and xenophobic rhetoric, there has been a dramatic spike in harassment, physical assaults, and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Nonprofits serving immigrants are facing challenges to their financial stability and the need to pivot critical programs like census outreach to virtual platforms, all of which makes their jobs harder at a time when their communities need them most.
How philanthropy must significantly increase grantmaking dollars, shift grantmaking practices, and embrace risk
How philanthropy must assert leadership to meet the challenges of this moment.
- Kevin Douglas (Moderator), Director of National Programs, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
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All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)
Registration is required by April 14th.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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