Denver Immigrant Legal services Fund
The Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund is a special project fund at The Denver Foundation.
The Fund provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide direct legal representation to low-income, unauthorized individuals who are current residents of Denver and who are subject to potential deportation. Resources can also be used to help nonprofits expand the pool of pro bono or low-bono attorneys to provide assistance.
Click here to support The Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund.
In 2018, The Fund distributed $382,000 in grants to four organizations.
A second round of grants will be made in 2019.
Grants are recommended by a seven-person Advisory Committee, which includes two directly impacted community members from the Immigration Resistance Table and one seat appointed by each of the following: The Mayor of Denver, Denver City Council, Colorado Lawyers Committee, a separate fundraising committee, and The Denver Foundation.
The Advisory Committee develops priorities and processes for the Fund’s grantmaking. Click here for the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund Guidelines.
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About the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund
The Fund was developed following an executive order signed by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock in August 2017, pledging support for immigrants and refugees, including an estimated 55,000 unauthorized immigrants who live in Denver. Many of these immigrants work and are connected to family members with varying types of legal status. Legal status is the primary barrier to successful integration into the U.S. for immigrants, yet access to and affordability of legal representation create significant challenges.
Click here to read an announcement about the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund from the City and County of Denver.
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