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January 19, 2018 / Kendra Allen, Editor

How philanthropy is responding to the administration’s targeting of immigrants

– With the help of Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees and others, these California foundations have changed their grantmaking strategies in order to quickly invest more money into immigrant rights issues. (Chronicle, 1/18)

Even before the most recent legal battles, beginning shortly after the Obama administration crafted the DACA policy, many grant makers nationally began to focus their support on groups that conduct “know your rights” education for Dreamers, provide legal services, and engage in community organizing and policy advocacy.

For instance, more than 100 regional and national grant makers (including the Ford, JPB, and Open Society foundations) joined the “Delivering on the Dream” network and contributed more than $40 million to immigrants and their families over the past six years. And this week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced a $33 million scholarship fund for undocumented students.

– A undocumented immigrant activist tells her story of being targeted by ICE because of her advocacy. (YES! Magazine, 1/17)

PHILANTHROPY | Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, discusses his foundation’s renewed commitment to its programs aimed at achieving justice and how they are trying to create a “just” America, instead of a “great” America. (Ford Foundation, 1/17)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTDC Needs a Budget that Invests in District Residents (DCFPI, 1/18)

– This is how changes to Facebook’s News Feed, intended to show users more posts from their friends, will impact nonprofits’ communications efforts. (Buzzfeed News, 1/17)

– What Nonprofits Do — Good and Bad — When a Shutdown Looms (Chronicle, 1/18)

PUBLIC SAFETY | DC’s new gun rules allow people to carry concealed guns. Over 700 people have registered for permits and more than half of them are Maryland and Virginia residents. (WaPo, 1/19)

Social Sector Job Openings 

Knowledge Services Specialist | United Philanthropy Forum – New!
Associate Director of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum – New!
Finance and Operations Associate | Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Development Manager | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Development Associate | New Endeavors by Women
Executive Director | My Sister’s Place
Philanthropy Officer | Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Director of Grants Management | Democracy Fund
Officer, Communications | The Pew Charitable Trusts
Events Assistant | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Member Engagement Manager | United Philanthropy Forum
Finance Manager (Part-Time) | United Philanthropy Forum
Communications Manager | United Philanthropy Forum

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*There was typo in the headline of yesterday’s Daily: “According to a new report, Greater Washington region’s economy is approving,” instead of the correct term – improving.

This is for anyone who has writer’s block.

– Kendra

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