WKF (The Werner-Kohnstamm Family Fund) is a donor-advised charitable giving fund located at Fidelity Charitable Giving. We do not accept unsolicited proposals or respond to inquiries soliciting donations. As of the end of 2016 we have concluded 7 years of giving. With an initial endowment of $2.7million, we have awarded 135 grants with a total accruing to $4million. Some of the grants and gifts we have given from this fund and other resources are as follows:
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Building Skills Partnership (BSP) —for support use of its best-practice model of working with immigrant households to create a college-going culture and workforce readiness skills to improve opportunities for undocumented immigrants to apply for DACA relief. $40,000.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) —for support dissemination of best practices for helping immigrants apply for DACA or DAPA by providing comprehensive services to help assure they can complete their application and move on toward full integration into U.S. society. $15,000.
Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) —Preparation of a policy brief with an analysis of "future flow" policy options for immigration reform legislation and proposed framework (NAVA) incorporating a genuinely market-driven approach and pathway to citizenship for future foreign-workers. Dissemination of the paper. $30,000.
Community Technology Network of the Bay Area (CTN) —Support for inter-generational program of youth volunteers providing computer literacy coaching to community members - to strengthen existing technology training resources, foster new computer skills and the ability to deploy them effectively to meet their specific objectives; and for program development. $129,000.
Education and Leadership Foundation (ELF) —2016 Support for CVIIC (Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative) to help foster services to immigrants throughout the Central Valley to improve their and their families’ lives. $170,000.
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) —General support for E4FC and for the Ph.D. (pre-Health DREAMers) project. PHD provides information, advice, and peer counseling to help undocumented students interested in health careers to go on to graduate school, coupled with outreach and collaboration with universities seeking to become more immigrant-friendly. $70,000.
Farmworker Justice (FJ) —Support for advocacy regarding the distinctive challenges farmworkers face in securing DACA or DAPA and coordination with other groups involved in planning for implementation of administrative relief. $160,000.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) —Support for a information sharing and advocacy on behalf of undocumented Immigrants. Funding in 2014-15 supported a workshop by documentary photographer David Bacon at GCIR's biennial convention in the summer of 2014. $16,000.
Institute for Local Government (ILG) —2016 Support to work with local government to prepare for the 2020 Census by partnering with grassroots organizations to update the Census Bureau’s list of addresses in their community. $45,000.
La Clinica de la Raza —Continued support for counseling and mental health services for teenagers traumatized by personal experiences during immigration and integration into US society. $175,000.
La Raza-Centro Legal —Continued support for Immigrant Nation--a project collecting immigrant narratives and disseminating them via a multi-media platform, media events, and documentary video. $35,000.
Latino Community Foundation (LCF) —Support for LCF to work with the Community Technology Network (CTN) to enhance their assistance to Latino families related to accessing on-line resources, and effectively using them to improve their lives. $40,000.
Liberty Hill Foundation —Support for Cal Dream Scholarship fund to provide scholarship and counseling support to DREAMers; and small specific grant to Inner-City Struggle. $135,000.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC) —Continued support for expert analysis of key legal issues related to DACA and DAPA, ongoing efforts to assure that agency guidelines for deferred action are practical and flexible, and ongoing efforts to assure that immigrants' initial steps onward and upward as a result of deferred action lead toward full social, economic, and civic integration. $190,000.
National Skills Coalition (NSC) —2016 support to foster WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act) access and effective services to immigrants and others who speak English as a second language and/or are limited in educational preparation. $67,000.
Not in Our Town (NIOT) —Continued general support, and, in 2014-15, support for initial production work in developing a documentary and social media campaign to address the problems confronted by communities such as Ferguson, MO. $160,000.
Proteus —Support for a pilot proect, co-funded with Unbound Philanthropy, to provide a pathway to individuals without documentation who might quality for DACA if they had a high school credential or were enrolled in a vocational pathway. This project focuses on lower educated individuals to jumpstart their and their families' well-being. Thus the model is a rich one, bundling tutoring and counseling to assist in guiding people through the education and DACA application process, and their next steps after completion. $60,000.
Radio Bilingue —2016 funding to support programming related to immigrant integration issues. $405,000.
Stanford University Board of Trustees —Support for scholarships for students graduating from the East Palo Alto Academy. $16,000.
University of California, Santa Cruz Foundation —Support for summer internships for Center for Latino and Latin American Studies students working to build immigrant civic engagement in the San Joaquin Valley. $25,000.
Welcoming America —Support for technical assistance to municipalities and counties to help them prepare for the 2020 Census by partnering with grassroots organizations to submit better information on low-visibility housing to the Census Bureau. $10,000.