Beyond Grantmaking

Beyond Grantmaking

Panel on "Halal in the Family" web series, starring Aasif Mandvi, at the Ford Foundation, featuring Unbound US Program Officer Adey Fisseha (Julia Yang-Winkenbach)

In addition to our central grantmaking function, Unbound staff provide an array of other supports to grantees: including capacity building; convening; fostering relationships between grantees through meetings, roundtables, and retreats; and supporting learning exchanges between the US and UK. 

Examples of our work in the US include:

  • Support to DREAMers, including capacity-building support to United We Dream; funding an organizational consultant for the Arizona Dream Act Coalition; and connecting the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance with other funders when the organization was being formed. 
  • Support to the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) DACA collaborative. When the AAPI DACA application rate was very low during the program's first year, we hired a consultant to develop recommendations for improving outreach to AAPI communities and to engage other funders. 

Examples of our work in the UK include:

  • We have secured over 1,000 hours of legal pro-bono for our grant-holders.