Immigrant Power Fund

Why Your Donation Matters

About the Immigrant Power Fund:

The easiest “one click” way to donate to local immigrant justice organizations  – who are fighting for immigrant justice year-round as well as leading campaigns to get voters out to the polls!

100% of funds go directly or are re-granted to local groups.

Make a Catalytic Difference – These are locally-rooted, small-to-medium sized organizations where your dollars can make a game-changing difference.

Curated by long-time immigrant rights organizers – This fund is curated by Erika Andiola and Myrna Orozco who have many years of experience in local and national immigrant rights struggles and who have consulted with dozens of local and national organizers in developing this list – with a focus on MVP’s priority states – which is still a work in progress. Feel free to email us at [email protected] to make additional suggestions of groups to include.

Build long-term infrastructure and leadership for change – The Immigrant Power Fund invests in groups that are locally rooted and driving change not just for one election, but year after year- with a focus on MVP’s priority states. We fund organizations and local leaders that Get Out the Vote in 2018 and then immediately get to work on 2019 and 2020, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.

Need more support to donate? This “one click’ option is designed for quick online giving. If you want to donate from a foundation or donor advised fund, or want more detailed information, please contact us.

The Immigrant Power Fund supports these groups:
Arizona
Arizona Center for Empowerment (ACE) (c3) / Living United Change for Arizona (LUCHA ) (c4)

LUCHA and its c3 sister ACE are Center for Popular Democracy affiliates based in the Phoenix area, started in 2009 to challenge Sheriff Arpaio and anti-immigrant policies. They have over 1000 Latino and immigrant members, and provide empowerment services along with leadership development, organizing, and civic engagement at scale. They’ve led ballot campaigns including this year’s Minimum Wage initiative, and are part of a new collaborative effort to take out Arpaio and advance justice reform.

Arizona
Bringing Arizonans Together in Action (c4) (BAZTA)

An energetic immigrant-led multi-racial multi-generational group that won the historic community victory that ousted Sheriff Arpaio from office in 2016 by organizing the largest GOTV canvassing in Arizona’s history. It inspired support from thousands of community members statewide and supporters from all over the US. They continue the resistance against racism and xenophobia outside of Arizona through direct action and electoral work.

Arizona
PODER in Action (c3) / PODER (c4)

An organization that seeks to determine a liberated future for people of color in Arizona. It is organizing neighbors, classmates, and building canvass capacity in preparation for early voting beginning October 11th focusing on youth, first-time voters, and communities of color in West Phoenix. They have knocked on 15,200 doors and plan to reach 30,000 more through a hybrid strategy of direct action and culture/art to energize voters.

Arizona
Puente (c3)

A major grassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, providing services and using leadership development, policy advocacy, civic engagement and direct action to advance a range of immigrant rights. They work to empower, protect, and defend migrant families and are one of the leading forces against Joe Arpaio. They’ve teamed up with LUCHA and the Center for Neighborhood Leadership to start a c4 effort and defeat Arpaio in 2016.

California
CHISPA

A brave organizing political home for Latinx youth that seeks to uproot systems of oppression and cultivate systems grounded in community solidarity and self-determination for their communities to thrive.

Colorado
COLOR - Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights

A dynamic Latina-led group fighting for reproductive justice and its intersection with immigration, racial equity, LGBTQ liberation, criminal justice, environmental justice, and economic justice. Focused on building leadership among young Latinas, COLOR also engages in community and electoral organizing and policy advocacy. Their 2016 vote work included voter registration, GOTV, and campaigning for a successful minimum wage increase.

Colorado
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition / CIRC Action Fund

CIRC Action Fund works for a Colorado where all residents are treated with dignity and respect by advocating for pro-immigrant public policies and by increasing the civic participation of new Americans. They will be working in Pueblo, Adams, Weld, Denver, and Jefferson Counties to register, educate, and mobilize voters. They plan to push strong legislation in 2018 that will define where candidates stand on immigrant rights, hold candidate forums, and work to support their champions.

Colorado
Padres y Jóvenes Unidos

This long-standing Latino base-building group is rooted in Southwest Denver. They organize across generations for racial justice and immigrant rights, equity in education, and run a data-driven voter engagement program.

Florida
FLIC Votes (c4) / Florida Immigrant Coalition (c3)

Florida’s strongest immigrant rights organization and one of the anchor immigrant-rights groups nationally.  FLIC is fighting deportations, educating immigrants on rights and advocating for Sanctuary cities.  They have developed major electoral capacity and delivered past wins at the local, state, and federal levels.  

Florida
New Florida Majority (c4) / New Florida Majority Education Fund (c3)/ New Florida Vision (PAC)

An energized multiracial organization with a statewide presence, working to assure a progressive shift in Florida over issues on racial justice, climate, and gender justice. They are increasing the voting power of Florida’s low-income black, African-Carribean, Latino, and LGBTQ community by training citizens and mobilizing voters. Served as hub of the Second Chances voter restoration campaign, registered 31,000 new voters in 2016 and won a key lawsuit that enabled 108,000 voters to register.

New Mexico
New Mexico Comunidades en Acción y de Fé (NM Café)

This PICO affiliate led the 2014 fight for a minimum wage increase in Las Cruces, and had 35,000 live GOTV conversations with new and irregular voters that same year. They are a major organizing force among Latinos / Chicanos in that part of the state.

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC)

A coalition of 50 organizations working with diverse immigrant and refugee communities, PICC coordinates statewide immigration services, registers new citizens and turns them out to vote, and advocates year-round for immigrant rights, including tuition equity, ending family detention and shutting down the Berks Detention Center, and passing driver’s licenses for all. They’ve registered over 25,000 voters and will focus on developing capacity of their partners while sending mail and calling their registrants to get them educated and to the polls.

Tennessee
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) / TIRRC Votes

A nationally recognized multi-ethnic and multi-generational statewide coalition working to empower immigrants and refugees to develop a unified voice, defend their rights and create a welcoming atmosphere in the state that recognizes their positive contribution. Leading legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and award-winning communications initiatives. They have defeated 150 anti-immigrant bills, taken legal action to defend refugee resettlement, and led statewide campaigns fighting for education equity for undocumented students.

Texas
Mi Familia Vota - Texas

A civic engagement organization and champion of civil rights building Latino political power in Texas. It unites Latinos, immigrants, and allies to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Working on immigrant rights, voting rights, environment, workers rights, healthcare, and education. Its focused efforts to register and mobilize new and young voters to the polls this election cycle.

Texas
Workers Defense Project / Action Fund

An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy based in Austin and Dallas and expanding to Houston. They empower their membership of largely Latino, immigrant, low-income workers to achieve fair employment through direct services, organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development. In 2016 Workers Defense Action Fund will be engaging in key Austin City Council races and a state house race in Dallas.

Virginia
CASA de Virginia / CASA in Action

A powerful affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy and Latino immigrant rights organization branching out from CASA de Maryland, with a growing base in Loudon and Prince William County. They have voter engagement and electoral capacity and plan to register 10,000 voters and contact over 20,000 infrequent underrepresented voters by phone and at the door. CASA in Action will be working to mobilize voters in the Presidential and Congressional District 10 races.

Wisconsin
Voces de la Frontera / Action

One of the strongest state-based immigrant rights organizations in the country. In the wake of the election they held mass meeting across the state and then helped organize Wisconsin’s “Day without Latinos” on February 13, 2017, bringing 40,000 people into the streets of Milwaukee. Voces de la Frontera Action and Voces de la Frontera has chapters in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, Green Bay, Waukesha, and Walworth County, and a strong history of organizing the Latino vote.  

National Groups
Mijente

A vibrant hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing, Mijente combines cultural, electoral, and issue organizing to advance a broad agenda of social justice in solidarity with other oppressed communities.

National Groups
United We Dream / Action

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, with over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. UWD is at the forefront of efforts to stop the deportations of undocumented youth and their parents. They also strengthen alliances and support for DREAMers at the intersection of queer and immigrant rights.

Immigrant Power Fund
The easiest way to donate to: Immigrant-led organizing groups.