City accepting nonprofit applications for the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund
The City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) has partnered with the Open Society Foundations and Community Foundations of Texas to create the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund to help immigrant and refugee families impacted by COVID-19. This fund will offer $500,000 in financial assistance to those ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief programs.
Funds will be administered by nonprofit organizations that serve Dallas’ immigrant and refugee community. Nonprofit applications are being accepted and reviewed by WCIA, Communities Foundation of Texas staff and community advisors until August 21.
Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund must meet the following criteria:
- have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service
- at least 75% of the population served must reside in Dallas County
- already manage programs that are providing assistance to immigrants and refugees during the pandemic
For more information on the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund, visit http://dallascityhall.com/departments/wcia/Pages/emma-lazarus-resilience-fund.aspx.
To donate to the fund, visit portal.cftexas.org/emmalazarusresiliencefund.
Written by Karrington Bradley