The PA Immigrant Relief Fund is a statewide fund that will provide direct emergency assistance to people excluded from federal COVID-19 assistance programs due to their immigration status or the immigration status of a family member and are in need of immediate financial assistance. The Fund will centralize and coordinate fundraising efforts statewide to maximize resources and reach the greatest number of people in need.
The PA Immigrant Relief Fund has set a goal of raising $4 million by June 30, 2020 to assist 5,000 community members that would otherwise be excluded from COVID-19 assistance programs.
To direct your donation to the PA Immigrant Relief Fund, scroll down, and under “Select a Cause and Gift Amount” search for PA is Ready! Fund.
The PA Immigrant Relief Fund will:
- Provide one-time direct emergency assistance to community members in need, in the form of $800 cash assistance.
- Maintain a centralized list of recipients and distribution methods to avoid duplication, with coordination provided by the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC).
One hundred percent of all contributions to the PA Immigrant Relief Fund will be directed to community-based organizations to be distributed as emergency assistance to eligible individuals. This fund is hosted by PA is Ready!, an innovative, community-led network and participatory grantmaking fund rooted in and serving diverse immigrant and refugee communities across Pennsylvania. The overarching goal of the PA is Ready! network is to ensure that immigrant communities have the skills and resources necessary for building safe and welcoming communities that promote all resident’s well-being. The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) serves as the PA is Ready! network coordinator.