Immigrant Rights Fund Advisory Council

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Help Lead Our Immigrant Rights Fund Grantmaking!

We are now seeking applicants for the inaugural cohort of our Immigrant Rights Fund Advisory Council to lead a new participatory grantmaking process at Brooklyn Community Foundation.  

The Immigrant Rights Fund supports organizations working on the frontlines of change to ensure that immigrants in our borough have the opportunity and agency to achieve social and economic success. To date, the Fund has deployed more than $1.7 million thanks to the generosity of the Foundation's donors.

In alignment with our commitment to racial justice and centering community voices in decision-making, the new Immigrant Rights Fund Advisory Council will be a cohort of 10-15 Brooklyn residents who will work alongside our Programs staff to inform our overall strategy and distribute $400,000 in grants.

Advisors will be compensated for their participation through Fall 2021, for a commitment of up to 70 hours total. Applications are due Friday, March 12, 2021.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • At least 16 years of age and currently resides in Brooklyn
  • Has personally experienced or comes from a household that has experienced an immigration status other than U.S. citizen
  • Has at least an intermediate knowledge of the U.S. immigration system
  • Not currently in a senior leadership position of an organization that serves immigrants or on issues related to immigration
  • Is able to read and review grant applications written in English and accompany Programs staff on virtual visits to organizations
  • Has a developed analysis and understanding of anti-Black racism and systemic oppression