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International Refugee Assistance Project — General Support (2019)

A legal intake in IRAP's field office. (Photo courtesy of IRAP)
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General support
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Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,000,000 over two years to the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) for general support. IRAP plans to expand its work to Europe, focusing on family reunification, asylum, and humanitarian visas.

This is a renewal of our May 2016 grant and falls within our focus area of immigration policy, one of our focus areas within U.S. policy. In the past, our immigration policy work has not focused much on refugee resettlement, which we had assumed would be more crowded than other aspects of immigration policy with funders aimed at supporting increased opportunities for people to move to the U.S. for humanitarian reasons. While we continue to believe that is directionally correct, our increased interest in supporting advocacy around refugee resettlement is partially based on learning more about the fairly limited foundation funding for advocacy around refugee resettlement.