In the Philadelphia region, people from immigrant and refugee communities are mobilizing to address issues that directly affect them, including detention and deportation, exploitation of undocumented and migrant workers, lack of protection for undocumented survivors of interpersonal violence, access to quality healthcare and education, racial profiling of immigrant people of color, and more.
The Immigration Justice Fund will make grants to groups across the Philadelphia region that are organizing within immigrant and refugee communities to build power and make change.
The Immigration Justice Fund will make grants to groups within which:
- At least 50% of the leaders identify as immigrants or refugees
- Leadership is being developed from within immigrant or refugee communities
- Community organizing is being used as a strategy to addresses the concerns of immigrants or refugees in our region
The Immigration Justice Fund will make grants to both established organizations and organizations that are new, emerging, or new to Bread & Roses.
Does my group qualify for a Immigration Justice Fund grant?
The Immigration Justice Fund will make grants to organizations that:
- Meet all basic eligibility criteria
- Have a long-term vision for and engage strategies that promote immigration justice
- Are building a local base for taking collective action against the problem(s) being addressed
- Are changing the balance of power between community members and decision makers
- Have a strong analysis about race and class and describe how their work is promoting immigration justice at the intersections of race, class, and gender
What is the award size from the Immigration Justice Fund?
The Immigration Justice Fund will make grants of $10,000. The number of grants that will be made depends on the amount of money raised by the 2018-19 Immigration Justice Giving Project.
Can an organization receive a grant from the Immigration Justice Fund and other Funds at Bread & Roses?
Organizations can apply for a grant in every Fund at Bread & Roses in which they meet the eligibility criteria. Organizations can receive up to $25,000 in grants from Bread & Roses within a 12-month period.
The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018. Decisions about grants will be announced in April 2019.
How do I support the Immigration Justice Fund?
To make a gift to the Immigration Justice Fund, click here or call Casey Cook at 215.731.1107 ext. 203. We can accept gifts in cash or by check, money order, credit card, or stock transfer.
How can I learn more about the Immigration Justice Fund?
Bread & Roses will be hosting an information session. Here are the details:
Tuesday, September 25
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Leeway Foundation Community Room
Suite 832, 8th floor
1315 Walnut Street
RSVP is requested:
How to apply
Complete an online application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 215.731.1007 ext. 206.