The Open Philanthropy Project made a $150,000 grant to ImmigrationWorks (IW) for general support. This grant is a renewal of our support of IW; we made a previous grant of $285,000 to IW in 2014.
IW organizes small business owners to advocate for policies that allow more lower-skill workers to come to the U.S. to work. We see lower-skill immigration as an important and a neglected issue within immigration policy, one of the Open Philanthropy Project's policy focus areas. Few other advocacy groups make lower-skill immigration a top priority, and IW, one of the few that does, is small relative to many other immigration advocacy groups.
Based on our evaluation of IW's work over the past year and its current funding situation, we decided to renew our support with a $150,000 grant to the ImmigrationWorks Foundation.