“This work is so hard and so meaningful and we are grateful indeed for everyone’s wisdom and support on the journey.” — Faith Sandler, Executive Director of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

Immigrants Rising’s Invest in the Dream is a national initiative that offers matching scholarship grants, staff training and immigration legal services to help scholarship providers deepen and expand their support for undocumented students.

Through Invest in the Dream, we have awarded $750,000 in 1:1 matching grants to 19 scholarship providers in 16 states. Our matching grants have leveraged an additional $750,000 in matching funds from local donors and other sources, for a total of $1.5 million in new scholarship funds.

In addition to supporting scholarships for more than 200 undocumented students, Immigrants Rising has created and nurtured a nationwide learning community of organizations that seeks ways to increase financial aid, provide more holistic support and effectively advocate for those students.

Invest in the Dream is supported by generous grants from the Heising-Simons Foundation, Grove Foundation, and other funders.

Read this report, which reflects on three years of experience gained through our Invest in the Dream initiative.