Immigration: What’s at Stake for Families and Implications for Washington State Funders

Tue, May 23, 2017,
1:00pm to 3:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA and Online
Audio-only for registrations after May 15

Immigrant and refugee children and families across Washington state – both newcomers and longtime residents – are afraid and are experiencing the direct impact of new federal immigration policies. This has created a domino effect as nonprofits are facing skyrocketing calls for assistance and services. With an expansion of detention, deportation and priorities for enforcement, limits on refugee admissions, attempts to create a travel ban, and more, the stakes have never been higher for Washington communities. Organizations throughout the state have been working on rapid responses with a diverse range of stakeholders in the face of critical needs in the community. Philanthropy is at a critical juncture as it considers the impact on communities it supports and funding strategies moving forward. Bring your questions and ideas to this funder briefing as we: 

  • Understand the greatest needs and gaps on the ground for immigrant and refugee communities;
  • Hear from local experts on implications for services and policies; and
  • Learn about responses from philanthropy, opportunities to leverage support, and roles for a variety of funders working on different issue areas


Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 12:30-1 p.m. Networking
          1-3 p.m. Program
Due to room capacity, an audio-only option will be offered for registrations after May 15

This is a funder-only conversation. Co-sponsored by Philanthropy Northwest members Legal Foundation of Washington and the Seattle Foundation alongside our partners at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR). 

Please contact Lyn Hunter for programming questions and Kelley Bevans for technical assistance.