California Immigrant Resilience Fund Announces $10M Challenge Grant

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) today announced a new $10 million challenge grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation toward the California Immigrant Resilience Fund. The Fund, launched on April 15, 2020 in partnership with California philanthropy, seeks to raise $50 million to provide cash assistance to undocumented Californians and their families who are ineligible for COVID-19 federal relief and most state safety-net programs. The Fund was set up as part of a public-private partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom, who announced a separate $75 million state-financed immigrant relief fund, the first of its kind in the nation.

The Fund has raised $13.1 million to date from institutional donors, major individual donors, and the general public. Today’s additional $10 million matching grant was made to encourage others to give generously and help the Fund reach its $50 million goal.

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Countries: United States

Published: 2020-05-13

Sectors: Health, Services