Fairfield County Thrives Podcast Episode 12
Empowering Immigrants & Their Families
Featuring John Moore, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer & Special Correspondent for Getty Images
Two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker Yanela Sanchez cries as her mother is searched by U.S. Border Patrol agents. This image, which for many came to represent the Trump administration’s Zero Tolerance immigration policy, was awarded 2019 World Press Photo of the Year.
Photo courtesy of John Moore/Getty Images
By helping immigrants and their families, you are helping Fairfield County achieve success and strengthening our communities.
We must address the structural and cultural issues that contribute to disparities, particularly for Fairfield County’s immigrant population. By focusing on improving wellbeing, building capacity, and positioning immigrants to achieve success, we can help to close the opportunity gap.
IMMIGRANT SUCCESS FUND (ISF) SPRING 2021 GRANT CYCLE
The Community Foundation is proud to announce the Spring 2021 grant cycle for the Immigrant Success Fund (ISF). The ISF Spring 2021 grant cycle will be open for applications on/around January 15, 2021, and will focus on the following category of grants: (1) housing stability; (2) health care including mental health and dental care; (3) job and skills training; and (4) affordable child care.
If you have an open grant with FCCF you cannot apply for an ISF Spring 2021 grant. However, ISF Responsive Grants, COVID-19 Resiliency Grants, and the Fund for Women & Girls Small Grants are excepted from the open grant restriction. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so the sooner you apply the better. Please use the link below to logon to our online grant system (if your organization does not have an account you will be prompted to create one). https://www.grantinterface.com/fairfield/Common/LogOn.aspx
What we do
Helping build capacity at the individual and community level, so that immigrants can self-identify goals and organize around community identified issues.
Grants to Support Immigrants
Prioritizing and scaling evidence-based needs through grantmaking. These priorities include legal services, English language learning, and health care.
Advocating for local and state policies, practices, and legislation to positively impact immigrants and their families.
Assembling multi-organizational services at crucial touch points.
When we empower immigrants and their families to succeed, we secure a more vibrant future for Fairfield County.
Partner with us today.
Story of inspiration
In addition to supporting nonprofit organizations, the Immigration Success Fund wishes to highlight stories of courage and progress, such as that of Ingrid Garcia, who came from Guatemala and raised a family in Greenwich, CT through hard work and perseverance. Click to watch story: