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GCIR provides timely resources that funders need to address the challenges facing newcomers and their host communities.
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GCIR Oct 17
Attn Funders: Today is the last day to register for our webinar tomorrow on the far-reaching impacts of the "public charge" rule overhaul. Sign up now:
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GCIR Oct 17
Many funders have broken new ground in taking public stands against recent policies that inflict harm on families and communities. This is another critical moment for philanthropy. See the five actions your institution can take:
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GCIR Oct 16
Funders: The "public charge" proposal would favor wealthy and privileged green-card applicants over those with low incomes or who use certain basic government supports—from medical care to food and housing assistance. Learn more at our Oct. 18 webinar:
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GCIR Oct 16
"How we treat immigrants, refugees, and others seeking refuge and opportunity reflects who we are as a people. The public charge rule is an affront to our values and aspirations." Review five actions your foundation can take:
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GCIR Oct 15
"Public charge," though a "seemingly small technical change is actually radical in scope, hearkening back to the troubling days of race-based immigration bans, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act." Learn how philanthropy can respond: .
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GCIR Oct 15
The proposed "public charge" overhaul would undermine philanthropic efforts to reduce poverty, improve health and well-being, and expand opportunities for low-income children and families. Learn about it at our funders-only webinar on Thursday, Oct. 18th:
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GCIR Oct 12
The proposed "public charge" overhaul "would erode the resilience of working families; strain schools, hospitals, nonprofits, and other community institutions; and threaten our collective prosperity." See five actions philanthropy can take:
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GCIR Oct 12
Attn Funders: Want to get up to speed on "public charge"? Register now for our philanthropy-only webinar on Thursday, Oct. 18th:
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GCIR Oct 11
The new "public charge" proposal "would put millions of working-class immigrant families already here at greater risk of hunger, poverty, homelessness, and other hardships—and destabilize communities across the country." Read how philanthropy can respond:
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GCIR Oct 10
Over the past year, the UndocuFund has supported nearly 2,000 undocumented families impacted by the fires: 10% lost homes and possessions, 22% lost jobs, 87% lost weeks of wages, and 100% were ineligible for FEMA aid. Support those still rebuilding: .
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GCIR Oct 10
Our lives should be defined by how we contribute to our communities, not by how much money we have. But a radical new regulation would favor wealthy immigrants over all others. Funders need to take action to ! Learn more:
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GCIR Oct 9
A year ago, Emma and her 3 kids lost their home and belongings to fire. The disaster traumatized Emma’s adult special needs child; she’s had to work less to care for him and now struggles to make ends meet. Help those who are still rebuilding their lives:
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GCIR Oct 8
Today marks one year since fires broke out in Northern California. Since then, UndocuFund has given close to $6 M in support to nearly 2,000 families impacted by fire. The support has been invaluable, but many are still struggling. Help them rebuild:
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GCIR Sep 26
"The 'public charge' regulation puts money ahead of family, and threatens to worsen hunger, poverty, and unmet health and housing needs. This is not the kind of nation we want to be."
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GCIR Sep 25
More than 1,100 organizations have joined to in opposition of the Public Charge rule.
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GCIR Sep 25
The proposed public charge rules "would harm potentially tens of millions of children and families across the country and undermine public health," write the leaders of the Weingart Foundation, and .
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GCIR Sep 24
The "public charge" rules announced this weekend would block immigrant families who use basic government support from gaining permanent status. Review our resources for funders at . More materials to be posted in the coming days as details are released.
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GCIR Sep 5
Want to work with one of the most dynamic groups in philanthropy? GCIR is seeking a Project Manager and a California Program Manager. Visit to learn more--and please spread the word!
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GCIR Aug 13
Excellent testimony highlighting the critical need for a fair and accurate Census count in California during today's session of the Assembly and Senate Select Committee on the Census. Watch now:
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Alex Daniels Jul 19
Seeing results of the "zero tolerance" policy, foundations have rushed rapid response grants to support causes like ' campaign via
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