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Community Foundations Advancing Welcoming and Sustainable Development Goals

Welcoming America

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2021–December 31, 2022
  • Location Decatur, GA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The program goal is to encourage community foundations to advance the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level. To this end, Welcoming America will map how community foundations are engaging with immigrant integration work, crosslink its newly-updated Welcoming Standards to the Sustainable Development Goals, bring together community foundation and welcoming leaders through a virtual convening, develop a white paper and other resources to help community foundations initiate work on welcoming and the goals, identify and support a cohort of up to 15 community foundations to learn together through in-person and virtual convenings, provide one-on-one coaching to this cohort and design a second phase of the initiative for subsequent cohorts. Information about the project and its results will be disseminated at the grantee’s nationwide convenings during this time period. Founded in 2009 as a nonprofit, non-partisan organization, Welcoming America works to create inclusive communities where immigrants and all residents can thrive.