*Due to the current health concerns around COVID-19, this program is postponed until further notice.*
Philanthropy MA, together with Fish Family Foundation and The Clowes Fund invite you to a funder briefing about the immigration sector in Massachusetts, followed by a funders-only networking lunch.
At this briefing, funders will hear from CEOs of leading immigration-focused nonprofit organizations about the state of the field, challenges, and ways forward. There will be ample time for discussion.
Following the briefing, we invite you to stay for a funders-only networking lunch. Please register for the briefing below, and email Jessica Berns to RSVP for the lunch.
11:00 - 12:15 Briefing
12:30 - 1:30 Funders-only Networking Lunch
Philanthropy MA has developed immigration-focused programs for the sector over the years, including a February 2017 convening that brought together over 90 colleagues to address the shifting political landscape and sweeping policy changes affecting immigrants, refugees and other marginalized communities; and a December 2017 briefing on the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund, a public-private partnership and funding collaborative that increased education and access to legal services.
The Clowes Fund and Fish Family Foundation have a long and generous track record of supporting citizenship, immigration, and refugee causes in Massachusetts and beyond. In 2019, at the request of the Fish Family Foundation, Philanthropy MA convened a network of CEOs leading immigration and refugee nonprofits in Massachusetts. The network focused on increasing collaboration and reflecting on how their organizations could do better together in providing critical services to the immigrant and refugee populations in the state.
Image: An American flag featuring the faces of immigrants on display at Ellis Island. Photo credit: Ludovic Bertron.