Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Announces More than $200,000 in Grants for Immigrants and Refugees
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan today announced grants totaling more than $200,000 to 23 local organizations supporting the needs of immigrants and refugees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and recent social injustices.
The rapid response grants are made through the Southeast Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative, a group of philanthropic partners that seeks to address a needs gap of the immigrant and refugee population in the region. The grants, which range from $5,000 to $10,000, are designed to support a variety of groups and their needs, such as:
- 1 Michigan for the Global Majority, to support COVID-19 response efforts focused on undocumented community members in metro Detroit.
- Chaldean Community Foundation, for support to provide human services and case management to immigrants and refugees.
- Michigan Advocacy Program, to assist Farmworker Legal Services in establishing training for medical professionals and outreach workers who provide COVID-19 support services to migrant and immigrant farmworkers
“As the needs of immigrants and refugees in our region continue to evolve during the pandemic, we are here to serve as a source of support,” said Mariam C. Noland, President of the Community Foundation. “We are proud to work alongside these groups and help them continue their vital work with populations that are often overlooked and underserved.”
In addition to contributions from the Community Foundation, the Collaborative’s work is also made possible by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, The Kresge Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.
This is the second round of grants made through the Southeast Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative (IRFC), which is led by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
Complete List of Grantees
- 1 Michigan For The Global Majority, Inc.
Support for COVID-19 response efforts focused on undocumented community members in metro Detroit
- Arab American And Chaldean Council
Support to provide COVID-19 crisis relief for refugees and immigrants
- Association Of Chinese Americans, Inc.
Support to implement COVID-19 response efforts
- Cair Michigan Chapter, Inc.
Support to provide legal services for American citizens and lawful permanent residents unable to return to the US from Yemen due to the COVID-19 crisis
Support to address food insecurity and lack of healthcare access due to COVID-19 in immigrant and refugee communities
- Catholic Charities Of Southeast Michigan
Support for immigration legal services in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw counties
- Centro Multicultural La Familia, Inc.
Support for human and legal services for immigrants in Oakland county
- Chaldean American Ladies Of Charity
Support to provide human services and case management to immigrants and refugees
- Chaldean Community Foundation
Support for social work and behavioral health programs for refugees and immigrants
- Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Support to provide emergency relief for undocumented and mixed-status families in Detroit and Downriver Communities
- Global Detroit
Support to link immigrant families and small business owners with crisis response resources
- International Institute Of Metropolitan Detroit Inc.
Support for emergency assistance for immigrant and refugee communities in Warrendal neighborhood of Detroit
- Islamic Center Of Detroit, Inc.
Support to provide emergency food and mental health services for immigrant and refugee families
- Lahc-Leaders Advancing And Helping Communities
Support to provide mental health programming for Arab American middle and high school students
- Michigan Advocacy Program
Support for Farmworker Legal Services to establish training for medical professionals and outreach workers who provide COVID-19 support services to migrant and immigrant farmworkers
- Michigan Advocacy Program
Support to The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center for communications and narrative building resources in support of migrant and immigrant communities
- Michigan Organizing Project
Support to expand a community health navigator Program in immigrant communities in southeast Michigan
- Oakland Literacy Council
Support for a virtual, peer-learning, education system navigation program for English-limited K-12 families in Oakland county
Support for a communication tool for refugees that allows for access to health and safety updates in the recipients native language
- Southwest Detroit Business Association, Inc.
Support for a workforce training program for Spanish-speaking immigrant contractors
- U.S. Committee For Refugees And Immigrants, Inc.
Support for The Detroit Field Office to conduct a Know Your Rights and Community Resource campaign for immigrants and refugees
- Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc.
Support for racial justice-focused organizational capacity building activities for immigrant communities in southwest Detroit
- Zaman International
Support for digital literacy services to assist immigrant and refugee students in the organization’s workforce development programs