E.g., 04/22/2024
E.g., 04/22/2024


MPI is funded primarily through research grants from foundations.  We also receive funding from organizations, U.S. and international government agencies, corporations, and individuals. Their investment allows MPI to provide thoughtful, unbiased research and analysis of migration and refugee policies in the United States and internationally. MPI is able to disseminate policy-relevant material and engage a broader audience through their generous support.

Donors contribute to MPI's overall operations and research, including one-time and multi-year gifts. If you are interested in helping support MPI's work, please click here for information on how to get started.

If you represent a philanthopic institution, corporation, or organization and would like to discuss opportunities for funding MPI's research and policy work, please contact MPI President Andrew Selee at [email protected].

To learn more about MPI's accomplishments in its first two decades, please click here.

Over its lifetime, donors have included:

Annie E. Casey Foundation Inter-American Development Bank
Atlantic Philanthropies International Organization for Migration
Barrow Cadbury Trust International Rescue Committee
Bertelsmann Stiftung JM Kaplan Fund
Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Kendeda Fund
Booz Allen Hamilton King Baudouin Foundation
Boston Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration,
U.S. Department of State
Luso-American Foundation (FLAD)
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
California Community Foundation Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Carnegie Corporation of New York Manhattan Institute
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Marin Community Foundation
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. m-Via
Center for Applied Linguistics Suzette Brooks Masters and Seth Masters
Center for Global Development Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS),
Oxford University
Napa Valley Community Foundation
The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations National Conference of State Legislatures
Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta New Global Initiatives, Inc.
Danish Institute for Human Rights Northwest Area Foundation
Danish Refugee Council Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation
Delegation of the European Union to the
United States
National Center for Border Security and
Immigration (NCBSI), University of Arizona 
European Commission — Directorate General for
Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, 
and Directorate General for Home Affairs
Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services
Ford Foundation Open Society Foundations
Foundation for Child Development Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Foundation for Population, Migration and Environment (BMU), Switzerland Public Interest Projects, Inc. 
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Public Welfare Foundation
German Marshall Fund of the United States The Rockefeller Foundation
Global Commission on International Migration Russell Sage Foundation
Government of Canada, Citizenship and
Immigration, Canada
SEIU - Service Employees International Union
Government of Finland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Smith Richardson Foundation
Government of Germany, Bundesministerium des Innern (BMI) Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Government of Greece, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tinker Foundation, Inc.
Government of Italy, Ministry of Labor and
Social Policy
Unbound Philanthropy
Government of Mexico, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Secretariat of the Interior UNITE HERE
Government of Moldova UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Government of the Netherlands UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Government of Norway, Ministry of Justice and 
Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Urban Institute
Government of Spain, Ministry of Labor and
U.S. Census Bureau
Government of Sweden, Ministry of Justice and
Ministry of Employment
U.S. Chamber of Commmerce
Government of Taiwan, National Immigration Agency U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Migration and Refugee Services
Government of the United Kingdom, Home Office and 
Department of International Development
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Walmart 
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Western Union Foundation
Hamburg Institute for International Economics (HWWA) Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Charles Evan Hughes Memorial Foundation World Bank
Illinois Coalition for Immigrants and Refugee Rights World Health Organization
  Zellerbach Family Foundation