23 awards, totaling $6.6 million
Began in 2013
Immigrants are a significant portion of California’s population and yet lack access to many educational, economic, and civic participation opportunities — diminishing their quality of life as well as the state’s economic outcomes. Among those most acutely disadvantaged are the state’s 2.5 million undocumented immigrants.
We support efforts that:
Reshma Shamasunder, Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)Learn more about the CIPC
To educate the public, policymakers, and other key stakeholders on policies that promote effective immigrant integration in CaliforniaView website
To support the California Immigrant Youth Justice AllianceView website
To develop and strengthen MALDEF's Board of Directors and governance policiesView website
To promote effective implementation of the newly enacted Safe and Responsible Driver ActView website
For core supportView website
To provide legal and other services to migrant children, and educate policymakers on related issuesView website
A report from the University of Southern California Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration calculates the potential economic gains to California, overall and in specific regions, through national immigration reform.