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Family Separation Crisis Fund

Hispanics in Philanthropy

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2018–July 31, 2019
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Central America, Mexico, United States

About this grant

Founded in 1987, Hispanics in Philanthropy is a membership association for philanthropic institutions, corporations, organizations, and individuals. Its mission is to strengthen Latino equity, leadership, and voice to build a more equal and prosperous America and Latin America. The grantee is creating a special emergency fund in response to the crisis unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border, where children in families seeking to immigrate to the United States, often asylum-seekers, are being separated from their parents. The fund aims to mobilize national support to provide a coordinated philanthropic response to this crisis. Emergency support will be provided to local and regional social service nonprofits, direct service organizations, and legal advocacy groups serving the border region on both sides.