Building Public Understanding

Building Public Understanding

Audience members listen to a panel discussion for "White People" at the second annual Define American Film Festival presented by the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, N.C. on May 13, 2017.

We seek to deepen public support and engagement for a just immigration system and a welcoming society.

In the United States

In the United States, we focus on:

Media and popular culture:

These grants are tightly woven with our other strategic priorities. We seek to amplify immigrants’ and refugees' voices in public debates. And we seek to improve public perception of immigrants, refugees, Muslim Americans, and people of color through narrative change strategies that include the use of popular culture tools. 

The following grants are examples of this strategic priority:

Pop Culture Collaborative
Define American
National Day Laborer Organizing Network


In the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, we focus on:

Media, communications, and arts and culture:

We hope to contribute to the debate in the national media to ensure more accuracy and depth on issues of national identity, integration, and immigration, to better reflect experiences on the ground.

Movement building and civic engagement:

We seek to increase public will for immigration policies that are managed for the common good, thereby building a movement of people who support policies and laws that secure rights and promote opportunities.

The following collaborations and grants are examples of this strategic priority:

Migration Exchange
Counterpoints Arts
British Future
Migration Observatory
Citizens UK