Who We Fund

Who We Fund

Refugee and asylum seeking women together with Women for Refugee Women staff, Marchu Girma and Natasha Walter (Aliya Mirza, Women for Refugee Women)


We make grants in the United States and the United Kingdom to organizations whose activities are strongly aligned with our mission, and which are aligned with our priorities under our Strategic Plan for 2014-2018. Read more about our selection process.

We also make a small number of grants locally in New York as part of our Good Neighbor Program.

In 2018, we have awarded 21 US grants totalling $2,507,034 and 12 UK grants totaling £1,285,000.  

US Program

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Center for Neighborhood Leadership, Inc.
  • Church World Service
  • Color of Change Education Fund
  • Common Counsel Foundation
  • CultureStrike
  • Ethnic Media Services

  • Florida 501(c)(3) Civic Engagement Table
  • Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing
  • ​Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Grassroots Asians Rising
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • National Day Laborer's Organizing Network

  • National Guestworker Alliance
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • NEO Philanthropy, Inc.
  • New American Leaders
  • Proteus Fund Inc
  • Refugee Council USA
  • The Opportunity Agenda

UK Program

  • Behavioural Insights Ltd
  • Bite the Ballot Education Limited
  • City of Sanctuary
  • Democracy Club Community Interest

 

  • Hope not hate Charitable Trust
  • Just for Kids Law
  • New Economy Organisers Network
  • RECLAIM Project Ltd

 

  • Refugee Action
  • Reset Communities and Refugees Ltd
  • The Legal Education Foundation
  • Trust for London Trustee

In 2017, we awarded 42 US grants totaling $6,063,000 and 23 UK grants totaling £3,005,000. 

US Program

  • Aliento
  • America's Voice Education Fund
  • American Immigration Council Inc.
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice 
  • Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity
  • Center for American Progress
  • Church World Service
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
  • Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, Inc.
  • Define American


 

  • Educators for Fair Consideration
  • Florida 501(c)(3) Civic Engagement Table
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc.
  • International Refugee Assistance Project
  • Migration Policy Institute
  • NALEO Educational FundNational Domestic Workers Alliance, Inc.
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • NEO Philanthropy, Inc. (Four Freedoms Fund)
  • New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice
     

 

  • New York Immigration Coalition Inc.
  • Partnership for a New American Economy Research Fund, Inc. 
  • PICO National Network 
  • Proteus Fund Inc
  • Puente Human Rights Movement
  • Refugee Council USA
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Streetwide
  • Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
  • The Regents of the University of California San Diego 
  • Truman Center for National Policy
  • UndocuBlack Network
  • United We Dream Network Inc.
  • Urban Institute

UK Program

  • The Aziz Foundation
  • The Bell Educational Trust Limited
  • British Future
  • Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford
  • Counterpoints Arts
  • Citizens UK

 

  • Education Policy Institute
  • Focus on Labour Exploitation
  • Get Together Ltd
  • Global Dialogue
  • HOPE not Hate Charitable Trust
  • Immigration Law Practitioners' ​Association

 

  • JustRight Scotland LLP
  • Latin American Women's Rights Service
  • Migrants Resource Center
  • New Philanthropy Capital
  • The Public Law Project
  • Refugee Action
  • Social Finance Ltd
  • The Social Market Foundation

In 2016, we awarded 44 US grants, totaling $5,668,250 and 23 UK grants totaling £2,557,000.

US Program

  • AAPI Civic Engagement Fund
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc (Immigrant rights project)
  • Arizona Dream Act Coalition
  • Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • Black Alliance forJust Immigration
  • Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity
  • Center for Progressive Reform Inc.
  • Church World Service
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
  • ColorOfChange.org Education Fund
  • Common Counsel Foundation (Immigrant rights advocacy)
  • CultureStrike
  • Define American

 

  • Educators for Fair Consideration
  • Florida Civic Engagement Table
  • Florida Immigration Coalition, Inc.
  • Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
  • Migration Policy Institute
  • Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
  • NALEO Education Fund
  • National Council of La Raza
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance, Inc.
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Inc.

 

  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
  • NEO Philanthropy, Inc. (State Infrastructure Fund and Four Freedoms Fund)
  • New Americans Leaders Project
  • New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice
  • Partnership for a New American Economy Research Fund, Inc.
  • PICO National Network
  • Puente Human Rights Movement
  • Race Forward
  • Pop Culture Collaborative Fund, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • The Center for National Policy
  • The Opportunity Agenda
  • Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, Inc.
  • Welcoming America Inc.

UK Program

  • Asylum Research Consultancy
  • Asylum Support Appeals Project
  • Btb Education Limited
  • Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law
  • Democracy Club Community Interest Company
  • HOPE not hate Educational Limited
  • Immigration Law Practitioners' Association
  • International Centre for Social Franchising

 

  • Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
  • Market and Opinion Research International Limited
  • Migration Museum Project
  • Modern Brit Limited
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation (Supported Options Initiative)
  • RECLAIM Project Limited
  • Refugee Action
  • Social Finance Limited
  • Stuart Hall Foundation (Arts programs related to migrants and refugees)

 

  • The British Red Cross Society
  • The Legal Education Foundation (Justice First Fellowship)
  • The National Council for Civil Liberties
  • The Resolution Foundation (Research on temporary agency workers)
  • Trinity Mirror plc
  • Trust for London Trustee (London citizenship and integration initiatives)

In 2015, we awarded 43 US grants, totaling  $5,560,717 and 21 UK grants, totaling £2,239,000

US Program

  • American Immigration Council
  • America's Voice Education Fund
  • Arizona Dream Act Coalition
  • Arts in a Changing America
  • Asian American Writers’  Workshop
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity
  • California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.
  • Common Counsel Foundation (Immigrant rights advocacy)
  • CultureStrike
  • Define American
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc.
  • Futuro Media Group

 

  • Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership and Advancement
  • Institute for Justice andJournalism
  • Leadership Conference Education Fund Inc.
  • Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC
  • Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network
  • National Domestic Works Alliance Inc.
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • NEO Philanthropy (For the Four Freedoms Fund and to fund specific issue areas)
  • New American Leaders Project
  • New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice

 

  • New York Immigration Coalition Inc.
  • #Not1More
  • Partnership for a New American Economy Research Fund Inc.
  • Philanthropy New York Inc.
  • PICO National Network
  • Presente.org
  • Puente Human Rights Movement
  • Rabble Rouser Media Inc.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Inc.
  • United We Dream Network Inc.
  • Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, a project of Media Alliance
  • Welcoming America Inc.

UK Program

  • British Future
  • Btb Education Limited
  • Central England Law Centre Limited
  • City of Sanctuary
  • Common Purpose International
  • EFA London
  • Global Dialogue
  • HOPE not hate Educational Limited

  • Immigration Law Practitioners' Association
  • Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Just for Kids Law
  • JUSTICE
  • Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum
  • New Economy Organisers Network
  • Rights of Women
  • Social Change Initiative

 

  • Southall Black Sisters
  • The Education Endowment Foundation (English as Additional Language projects)
  • ​University of Kent, Kent Law School
  • Women for Refugee Women

 

In 2014, we awarded 33 US grants, totaling $4,472,700 and 21 UK grants totaling £2,239,000.

US Program

  • America's Voice Education Fund (including support for Alliance for Citizenship)
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Inc.
  • American Immigration Council Inc.
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
  • Caring Across Generations
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
  • CultureStrike
  • Florida Immigration Coalition
  • Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Hawaii Community Foundation

 

  • Kids In Need of Defense, Inc.
  • Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
  • Migration Policy Institute
  • Moore and Associates(Aasaf Mandvi's web series, Halal In the Family)
  • National Association of Latino Elected Officials NALEO Education Fund
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance, Inc.
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Partnership for New Americans
  • New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice
  • New York Community Trust
  • Opportunity Agenda
  • Pan Left Productions-Puente Human Rights Movement
  • PICO National Network
  • Presente.org
  • Proteus, Inc (to help DACA-eligible youth meet DACA's education requirements and to improve their vocational prospects)
  • Public Interest Projects Inc. (to re-grant funds to regional groups)
  • Race Forward
  • United We Dream Network Inc.
  • Welcoming America Inc.
  • Women's Refugee Commission

UK Program

  • Advice on Individual Rights in Europe
  • America's Voice Education Fund (to organize a learning trip to DC for UK leaders)
  • Bite The Ballot CIC
  • British Refugee Council
  • Centro Presente Inc. (Movement Mastery trainings in the UK and Europe) 
  • Citizens UK
  • Coram Children's Legal Centre Limited
  • Counterpoints Arts

 

  • Ealing Law Centre
  • Hope not hate Educational Limited
  • JUSTICE
  • IPSOS MORI
  • MASS1 Ltd
  • Migration Observatory
  • Praxis Community Projects
  • Project Seventeen
  • Purpose Europe Ltd
  • Refugee Support Network
  • Resolution Foundation

 

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Student Action for Refugees
  • Swarm Partners Ltd
  • The Bell Educational Trust Limited (to improve the educational attainment of EAL learners)
  • The Legal Education Foundation (for the Justice First Fellowship)
  • Trust for London Trustee (for the Strategic Legal Fund)

* We have included grant descriptions where the grant is to an intermediary, or to provide further information. We are committed to providing the most effective type of grantmaking support for our grantees that we can. Linked here is a full list of our US and UK Program grants, dating back to 2008. 

File Full_Grants_List_July-2018 .xlsx

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