What Funders Need to Know about “Public Charge”: An Analysis of the Published Rule and How Funders Can Take Action - A Webinar Hosted by GCIR

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
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*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 “public charge” rule overhaul introduced by the Trump administration would be the most radical change to our nation’s immigration policy in decades. Although targeting immigrants, the rule would undermine philanthropic efforts to reduce poverty, improve health and well-being, and expand opportunities for low-income children and families.
The proposal would give preference to wealthy and privileged green-card applicants over those with low incomes and those who use certain basic government supports—from medical care to food and housing assistance—even to weather hard times. This risk has already led many immigrants to disenroll themselves and their children from programs for which they qualify. If this rule were enacted, millions more would follow—whether or not the change impacts them. The resulting stress on local nonprofits—combined with ripple effects on community health, well-being, and prosperity—will be enormous. Disparities and inequities that philanthropy seeks to ameliorate would be greatly amplified. 

  • The proposed rule and its impacts on immigrant families and our broader society
  • Immediate and long-term policy advocacy strategies 
  • Opportunities for funders to engage and mitigate the impacts of the proposal


Designed for

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 October 17th. 
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.
Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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