Pursuing Democracy's Promise

Newcomer Civic Participation in America

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 15, No 3 (Fall 2004)

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Funder's Committee for Civic Participation, by Craig McGarvey

2004, 77 pages. Published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, PO Box 1100, Sebastopol, CA, 95473-1100, 707-824-4374, info@gcir.org, www.gcir.org

This report aims to help foundations across a range of funding interests understand the contributions that immigrants can make to their own communities. The book provides information on the basics of immigrant civic participation, approaches to grantmaking program design and evaluation, and recommendations on funding needs and priorities. The report is structured to address both the needs of funders who are new to the field of immigrant issues and those with greater experience.