By Magui Rubalcava Shulman, Founder & President

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy prides itself on its role connecting organizations engaged in innovative community change work with grantmakers with similar values. I believe the work of intermediaries like Borealis will be more important than ever in the coming years.

I’m excited to announce the newly redesigned Borealis website, which will allow us to share our work more effectively. We’ve made several important updates to the site. Beyond the direct work we do, for instance, we pride ourselves in our efforts to educate the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors about the important role that intermediaries play. To help in that effort, we have begun a new “Frequently Asked Questions” section on website to help explain why we exist and how we work.

Second, we’ve added a new page on our latest philanthropic effort: the Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF). Given the current environment, this fund is critically important and will respond to urgent needs. This fund will support efforts to ensure the nation’s immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and serves to protect the civil and human rights of people vulnerable to deportation or exclusion. To learn more about the Fund’s grantmaking process, please visit the ILF’s new page and stay tuned as we announce our first grant recipients.

We are also pleased to share the “News and Events” section of our website, which will be updated frequently with information including announcements from our grantmaking initiatives, news from our grantees, articles from our staff, and observations from experts in the fields in which we work. Feel free to take a look at the first posts to this section. Some highlights include an article explaining the importance of cross-movement funding strategies through our Transforming Movements Fund, an update on the recent work of the Advisory Committee for the Fund for Trans Generations, and announcements of recent grants we have made and are proud to support.

Lastly, Borealis is now social! We hope to use our new Facebook and Twitter accounts to engage in new ways with grantees, funders, and the broader philanthropic and advocacy sectors. So please take a moment to like us and follow us!

Thank you, again, for your support of Borealis Philanthropy. I look forward to advancing our work alongside you in the coming year.

Margarita Rubalcava Shulman
President, Borealis Philanthropy