NC-Immigrant Solidarity Fund
About the Fund
Eligible applicants can receive a one-time cash assistance grant to secure housing, pay rent/utility bill(s), cover home repairs caused by disasters and emergencies, pay medical expenses, or post ICE bail bonds to reunite with their loved ones.
We recognize a growing need to support residents of North Carolina impacted by disasters, emergencies, and immigration detention & deportation procedures who, due to their immigration status, may be ineligible for or unable to access other public or financial assistance programs.
Network of Support
The NC-Immigrant Solidarity Fund is a project of CWS Durham in partnership with trusted grassroots organizations across the state. 100% of donations to the ISF are used directly for financial assistance grants. Administrative and operating costs are supported by CWS.
“The Fund Helped Me Avoid Being Evicted”
NC-ISF CLIENT STORY
“The fund helped me avoid being evicted,” she said with a sigh of relief. This single mother of three from Veracruz, Mexico and 15-year resident in the U.S. described to CWS Migrant Services Coordinator, German, how the Immigrant Solidarity Fund (ISF) supported her and her family after she lost her job due to COVID-19.
Support the NC-ISF
Support the work of CWS Durham and our partners by contributing to your local Immigrant Solidarity Fund:
TRIANGLE - ISF
Durham, Orange, Wake
TRIAD - ISF
Guilford, Alamance, Forsyth, Randolph, Rockingham
GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA - ISF
Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus
WESTERN - ISF
Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, McDowell County
EASTERN - ISF
Duplin, New Hanover, Lenior, Sampson, Robeson, Cumberland, Pitt, Pender
Mailed Checks: Payable to: “Church World Service”; Memo: Designated ISF Area/Fund.
Mailing Address: CWS, Attn: Ellen Andrews, 504 W. Chapel Hill St. Suite 106, Durham, NC 27701
Request assistance from the Immigrant Solidarity Fund, by downloading the below application and following the instructions written in the application. Applicants can also call or text (919) 641-7825.
NC-ISF Partner Organizations
Church World Service (CWS)
CWS Durham welcomes refugees, immigrants, and asylum-seekers from around the globe into lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity through direct services, advocacy, leadership development, and relationship-building in our community.
Comunidad Colectiva is a grassroots organization predominantly led by immigrant women of color. Colectiva was created in response to the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the 2016 presidential election and the xenophobic policies of the Trump administration. The founding members of Colectiva are long-time immigrant organizers who sought to advance progressive local policies to protect the immigrant community in Charlotte-Mecklenberg.
We are a grassroots organization focused on defending our communities from ICE, abusive employers and landlords, and bad políticos. We operate primarily in Alamance, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Wake, Randolph and Rockingham counties, and have active members around the state. With & without papers we are making moves to change North Carolina.
The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (Amexican) exists to promote the active participation of Mexicans and Latinos in their new communities and encourage the appreciation, understanding, and prosperity of the Mexican and Latino community through culture, education, leadership, health, and advocacy.
El Pueblo's mission is to build collective power through leadership development, organizing, and direct action so that the Latin American community and other marginalized communities control our own stories and destinies.
Compañeros Inmigrantes de la Montañas en Acción (CIMA) connects, strengthens, and organizes communities to take action for immigrants’ rights in Western North Carolina. CIMA strives for inclusive communities with justice, freedom, and equality for all.