The City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) has partnered with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and Communities Foundation of Texas to establish the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund, a public-private effort that will distribute $500,000 to non-profits to provide direct financial assistance to immigrant/refugee individuals and families who are otherwise ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief programs.
Dallas selects 16 nonprofits to receive funding from the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund
DALLAS – The City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) partnered with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) to select 16 nonprofit organizations to receive funding from the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund. The fund provides community organizations with funding to provide direct financial assistance to immigrant and refugee individuals or families impacted by COVID-19.
The community-based organizations that were selected for funding include: Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc., Center for Survivors of Torture, Children's Food Ministry, Community Action Organizers, Family Independence Initiative, Heard That Foundation, ImmSchools, International Rescue Committee, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Open Arms, Inc. dba Bryan's House, Rosa Es Rojo, Inc., The Concilio, The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church, UNT Dallas Foundation, Wilkinson Center and Workers Defense Project.
To learn more visit: https://www.cftexas.org/lazarus.
To donate to the fund, please visit
To learn more about other COVID-19 resources and information, including rental assistance, please call the COVID-19 Resource and Information Hotline at 214-670-INFO (4636) or visit the COVID-19 Community Resource Hub webpage at
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