Protecting Families Campaign

On October 10, the “public charge” rule was published in the Federal Register for public comment. This rule would make people choose between the things they need and the people they love while favoring the wealthiest in our immigration system.

Across the nation, advocates, providers, and communities are pushing back against a cruel and unnecessary immigration policy that would worsen the well-being, health, and stabilities of millions of children and families. Alongside over 1,500 organizations nationwide, Philanthropy California signed onto the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign statement opposing the rule. 

Philanthropy California is launching a #ProtectFamilies campaign to urge foundations across California to oppose the rule by submitting a unique comment to the Federal Register. Philanthropy’s voice is critical to building the body of evidence as to why the proposed rule will have lasting negative consequences for our society, our economy, and our communities. 

In collaboration with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Philanthropy California will provide members with resources, talking points, and guidance for submitting public comments, as well as individual assistance to members who are interested in submitting a comment opposing the proposed rule.  Please note: Submitting comments as part of the rule-making process is not lobbying and permissible for private foundations. Our goal is to generate 20 unique comments in 60 days! 

As three foundation leaders recently wrote in the following op-ed, “Philanthropy cannot afford to stand on the sidelines.” Your voice matters — join us in standing up for our deepest values and for all of our communities. 




Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign Members: 


Bigglesworth Family Foundation

California Health Care Foundation

The California Endowment

The California Wellness Foundation

East Bay Community Foundation 

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Grove Foundation

The Health Trust

Heising-Simons Foundation

Latino Community Foundation

Marin Community Foundation

The San Francisco Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation

Women's Foundation of California

Zellerbach Family Foundation


Learn More About Public Charge

Watch this video explaining the public charge rule and why it is major threat to immigrant families:



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