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Immigrant Rights Fund

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Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

As we continue the work of our Immigrant Rights Fund—an emergency and long-term response fund launched in the weeks after the 2016 Presidential Election—our communities’ needs are evolving and deepening, creating a “new normal” amidst an almost constant onslaught of urgency and crises.

 
Maria Ylvisaker
Communications Coordinator

We’re pleased to share the latest grant from our Immigrant Rights Fund’s Action Fund to Enlace for the National Freedom Cities Convening.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

As federal policies on immigration become increasingly restrictive, the work of community organizations supporting immigrants and their families is more important than ever.

Cecilia Clarke
President & CEO

Today marks one year since we launched our Immigrant Rights Fund in partnership with our donors—a $1 million commitment to defending the rights, safety, and stability of Brooklyn’s immigrant communities under the new Presidential administration.

Kaberi Banerjee-Murthy
Vice President of Programs

As I approach my two year anniversary as Vice President of Programs here at Brooklyn Community Foundation, I’ve had the opportunity to not only lead our programmatic work, but also reflect on what is the true power and potential of Brooklyn Community Foundation. 

While grantmaking seems like the obvious answer, as I consider all the tools in our toolbox, the use of advocacy emerges as one of the most important levers that we have as we strive to make Brooklyn fair and just. 

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Yesterday, a federal judge temporarily halted the Trump Administration’s new Muslim Ban 3.0 – the latest in a series of unjust and chaotic policies targeting immigrant communities that includes the recent rescinding of the DACA program.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

On Friday, September 15th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order barring New York State agencies—including the New York State Police—from asking about a person’s immigration status.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today we are deploying $50,000 in Immediate Response Grants through our Immigrant Rights Fund to enable advocates here in Brooklyn to fight back and protect our Dreamers.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today, we are proud to announce new grants through our Immigrant Rights Fund, a special initiative created by our donors in the weeks after the 2016 presidential election to build a boroughwide response to unjust government policy changes threatening Brooklyn’s immigrants and their families.

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