“What moves me almost to tears is when I receive a note from a scholarship recipient that says, ‘I made it. I graduated.’” — Jorge Ramos, writer, Emmy-winning journalist, & Immigrants Rising supporter since 2009


(As of SEPTEMBER 2018)

Immigrants Rising gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of the following corporations, institutions, foundations and individuals. Thank you for helping us transform the lives of undocumented young people and fuel broader changes!


  • Google (at the recommendation of April Alvarez)
  • Technology Industry Group
  • Zephyr Real Estate (at the recommendation of Stefano DeZerega)


  • Western Association for College Admissions Counseling
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California


  • Anonymous
  • Bennett/Malloy Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • Chavez Family Foundation
  • College Futures Foundation
  • Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Ginnie and Peter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Grove Foundation
  • Heising Simons Foundation
  • Hellman Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Johnson-Lobdell Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Elizabeth J. Kramer Charitable Fund
  • Leslie Family Foundation
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • NextGen America
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Stone Krafchin Charitable Fund
  • Unbound Philanthropy
  • Vango Future
  • Weingart Foundation
  • Westly Foundation


“This organization is targeted, thoughtful, innovative, effective, humane, and thought-provoking in its approach to supporting undocumented youth.” — Jo Ann Intili and Ed Kissam, co-trustees of the WKF Giving Fund and supporters of Immigrants Rising since 2009



  • Anonymous
  • Linda Belden
  • Nadia Brasil
  • Tanya Broder and Theodore Wang
  • Emily Brown
  • Lilana Campos
  • Sara Cassetti
  • Christi Carpenter
  • Amy Dickie
  • Victoria Escorza
  • Catherine Eusebio
  • Sharon Feder
  • Tammeil Gilkerson
  • David Gilson
  • Elise K. Haas
  • Jeff Hawkins & Janet Strauss
  • William Hefter
  • Elizabeth Hernandez
  • Chatelard Hirondelle
  • JoAnn Intili and Ed Kissam
  • Sally Kinoshita
  • Hannah Krier
  • Liliana Leon (in honor of Oakland Unity School – Students in Action)
  • Liliana Leon
  • Roschelle Lowe (in honor of Iluminada Lowe)
  • Dick and Kathleen Marshall
  • Susanne and Donald McQuade
  • Lucy Mendel
  • Melva Moline
  • Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman
  • Sirisha Narayana
  • Veronica Oberholzer
  • Aya Ogawa
  • Lois Pollock
  • Tony Press
  • Jorge Ramos
  • George and Karen Rathman
  • Rachel Reiser
  • Daniel and Winifred van der Rijn
  • Jose Rivas
  • Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
  • Abby Rovner
  • Ann Schnuer
  • Sharon Seid
  • Anne Stuhldreher and Tim Wirth
  • Victoria Tulacro (in honor of Isabella Tulacro)
  • Susanne Wong
  • Julia Yang-Winkenbach

Meet our 2017 Donors