Immigrant Pathways Colorado makes small “self-development” grants to low-income, documented immigrants and refugees to help them raise the standard of living for their families, and to help them feel more a part of the community.
The grants are for such things as applying for citizenship, learning English, gaining professional certification, taking college courses, purchasing tools for work, etc. One of our grantees was a young mother from Ethiopia who wanted to become a doctor. She passed all her medical exams (the first time!), but didn’t have the money to fly to internship interviews. Immigrant Pathways Colorado provided her airfare, and today she is a full-fledged physician caring for immigrant families in Chicago.
Another grantee had a hard life in China, where neither she nor her mother was allowed an education, and where she was abused by her former husband. Today she’s in Colorado and enrolled in a computer programming course at a community college in honor of her mother, and of the opportunities her mother never had.
These are among the many people from around the world who Immigrant Pathways Colorado has helped. Won’t you help us help them? Grants never go to the individual, only to the organization or agency that will help them (for example, Homeland Security for citizenship), and we require that the individuals provide part of the funding so they have some "skin in the game."
We are a community-supported nonprofit with no office or employees, so virtually every cent goes to help deserving immigrants! Since our founding in 2009, we have provided grants for people from Mexico, Peru, Morocco, Iran, Iraq, Ghana, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Venezuela, Afghanistan, The Philippines, Vietnam, The People's Republic of Congo, India, Sudan and even France.
Please join us as we help deserving people truly "lift themselves by their own bootstraps." For your donation, you'll receive a letter of thanks and a profile of a deserving immigrant who has been helped by Immigrant Pathways Colorado. Learn more at www,connectingimmigrants.org. We are grateful for your support!