Community partners are essential to the BorderLinks experience, and BorderLinks has developed one more way to give back to those who give so much to us: the BorderLinks Community Fund.
Representatives of our community partners meet with BorderLinks delegations, taking time and energy from their regular duties. We give back to them in many ways, including this new Fund, which we expect will continue in future years. The Fund is available from the beginning of the fiscal year until funds run out and provides grants in two amounts, $500 and $200. We started the fiscal year (July 1st) with $4,000 in the Fund; at this point, $900 remains.
Among this year’s grants:
- Derechos Humanos: $500 for their Abuse Clinic, where undocumented people can receive advice about wage theft, landlord maltreatment, and other problems.
- Indivisible Tohono and the Emerge! Center for Domestic Violence: $500 to help pay for meals during a 2-day workshop called “A Call to Men,” addressing domestic violence on the Tohono reservation.
More information about the BorderLinks community fund can be found here.