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Community Foundations Advancing Welcoming Standards and Sustainable Development Goals

Welcoming America

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2023–December 31, 2024
  • 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, over the past two years, Welcoming America has conducted interviews with 17 community foundations on how they engage in welcoming work, mapped its Welcoming Standard to the Sustainable Development Goals, convened a cohort of community foundation leaders at its 2022 conference, facilitated webinars and office hours and analyzed and consolidated learnings in a white paper. Over the next two years, the grantee will host four training workshops, convene at least 15 community foundations and three strategic partners at its 2024 conference, capture up to four case studies, publish two blog pieces and include at least 15 new community foundations into its Welcoming Network by the end of 2024. Founded in 2009 as a nonprofit, non-partisan organization, Welcoming America works to create inclusive communities where immigrants and all residents can thrive.