Welcoming Newcomers. 
Strengthening Communities. 

Unbound Philanthropy 
envisions a world where all 
people can enjoy a life free 
of barriers to their full 
participation in society. 
Where everyone can 
realize their potential. 

And, where we can all 
live peacefully 
alongside each other. 

Battery Park, January 2017 (New York Immigration Coalition)

Welcoming Newcomers. Strengthening Communities. 

Unbound Philanthropy envisions a world where all people can enjoy a life free of barriers to their full participation in society. Where everyone can realize their potential. 

And, where we can all live peacefully alongside each other. 


News + Resources


TIME Magazine, featuring For Freedoms, Unbound grantee (For Freedoms Federation, LLC)






Unbound's Response to the Refugee Crisis

A learning brief that documents our grantmaking strategy and learning along the way, as well as guiding questions for consideration for interested funders. 

Unbound Philanthropy is a founding Managing Partner of the Pop Culture Collaborative, a five-year, multi-million dollar hub for high-impact partnerships and grants designed to leverage the reach and power of pop culture in service to social change goals. 

Who We Are

Refugee Week Big Sing for Refugee Week 2017, inspired by a Hayward Gallery project by artist Charwei Tse, created in collaboration with participants from Women for Refugee Women and women at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. Refugee Week at Southbank Centre is curated and produced in partnership with Counterpoints Arts.

We are a private grantmaking foundation working to move the needle on immigration, integration, and the well-being of receiving communities, in the United States and United Kingdom.

Our Focus

Aqueela Khuddus, right, who is on the Board of Welcoming Gainesville, lights the candle of Mary Barh, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church, during the Welcoming Gainesville interfaith candlelight vigil at City Hall in Gainesville, Florida, in December 2016. Gainesville joined Welcoming America’s national network in 2016. (Brad McClenny/ The Gainesville Sun)

Legal Rights
and Protections

We promote policies that treat immigrants fairly, protect them against discrimination and mistreatment, and allow them to contribute to their new communities.


We seek to empower migrants and host communities and migrants to work together to create welcoming, vibrant, and just communities for newcomers and long-time residents alike.

Building Public

We seek to improve people’s knowledge and understanding of immigration, integration, and cultural diversity in society.

Our Grants and Co-Funding

For Freedoms (Josh Haunschild)
*Unbound Philanthropy's grant is to For Freedoms Federation LLC

We invest in a thoughtful balance of "tried and true" and innovative approaches. We partner and collaborate with other funders to achieve collective impact. 

Our Impact and Learning

Yosimar Reyes, artist in residence at Define American, speaks at the Educators for Fair Consideration Festival of UndocuInnovation 2017

We are committed to investing in effective learning. As a team, we prioritize dialogue with each other, our grantees, and our funding partners.