Planning for Refugee Resettlement in the US: What Funders Need to Know

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
National Webinar
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For staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations

Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.

Join this GCIR (Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees) webinar to:

  • Hear the latest on how national security concerns and the volatile political environment may affect U.S. efforts to protect and resettle refugee families fleeing violence in Syria and other parts of the world;
  • Understand how the U.S. refugee resettlement program works, its extensive and rigorous screening process, what supports it provides refugees, and lessons from different waves of resettlement over the years;
  • Learn about the process and timeline for resettling Syrian and other refugees, in which U.S. regions they are likely to be placed, and how the backlash may affect these placement plans; and
  • Discuss what funders can do to plan for resettlement efforts, address anticipated challenges, and support the long-term integration of refugees into local communities.


John Slocum, Director, Migration, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


Anna Greene, Director, Policy and Advocacy, U.S. Programs, International Rescue Committee

Ngoan Le, Chief, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services, Illinois Department of Human Services

Larry Yungk, Senior Resettlement Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Register by Friday, December 11 >>
This webinar is free and only open to grantmakers. The dial-in information and webinar link will be sent out a day before the program.


Contact Caleb Beaudoin,


Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, International Human Rights Funders Group, Peace and Security Funders Group, Philanthropy New York, Philanthropy Southwest, San Diego Grantmakers, Southeastern Council of Foundations, and Southern California Grantmakers.

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