PA is Ready! Evaluation (2019)
PA is Ready! is a network and participatory grantmaking fund, consisting of 29 organizations that represent and serve Pennsylvania’s diverse immigrant communities. Organizations originally came together around a shared vision in 2014, later creating project partnerships between legal services and community based organizations to provide legal and other immigration services and leadership development statewide. With early support from a national pooled fund and local Pennsylvania funders, the network allocated resources to these collaborative projects through participatory grantmaking.
After three years of grants, partnerships, and projects, PA is Ready! reflected on its accomplishments and considered how lessons from its first phase will inform future collaborative work across Pennsylvania.