June 2018 Newsletter Interview: Laura Speer, Associate Director, Policy Reform and Advocacy at The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Supporting Immigrant Families in a Shifting Policy Landscape Under a newly proposed federal rule, immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. or applying for lawful permanent residency could be denied if family members, including U.S. citizen children, receive public benefits for which they are eligible under federal law. These new “public charge” rules are not yet…

Proposed “Public Charge” Regulation includes Non-Cash Benefits such as the EITC, SNAP, and CHIP

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a new federal regulation that expands the definition of “public charge,” – a term used by U.S. immigration officials to describe a person who “is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.” The proposed expansion of this definition would allow officials to factor in the…

April 2018: A Guide to the New ‘Public Charge’ Rules

Co-sponsors: Children, Youth & Family Funders Roundtable, Colorado Association of Funders, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, EITC Funders Network, Forefront, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Human Rights Funders Network, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Neighborhood Funders Group, Northern California Grantmakers, Peace and Security Funders Group, Philanthropy New York, San Diego Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, United Philanthropy Forum ————————————-…

March 2018 Newsletter Interview: Isabel Barrios, Program Officer at the Greater New Orleans Foundation

Tell us about the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s economic opportunity work. The Foundation’s economic opportunity work was born out of our post-Katrina work on housing and community development, which included a five-year, $25 million initiative to support the organizations and systems that repaired or created new affordable housing. We organize our grant programs into nine categories…

The Wealth Gap by Gender and Race

A research brief from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Insight Center for Community Economic Development – Women, Race & Wealth – examines the wealth inequality gap across both gender and race. The data shows that single young women (under 40), regardless of race and education, begin adulthood with very little wealth. However, looking…

Coming Together for Children in Immigrant Families

Children of immigrants face a range of risks and unique vulnerabilities,  exacerbated by recent policy changes, executive actions, and rhetoric. Two new reports issued by CLASP focus on the immediate and long-term consequences on young children in immigrant families and provide recommendations for supporting immigrant families and placing children’s health and well-being front and center.  CLASP will be…