Evaluation of the Atlantic Philanthropies Migration Programme

Evaluation of the Atlantic Philanthropies Migration Programme

The Atlantic Philanthropies' support for nonprofit organizations in Ireland working to meet the needs of immigrants and advocating for policy and legislative changes helped increase public awareness and understanding of the issues, an evaluation commissioned by the foundation and conducted by the RAND Corporation finds. According to Evaluation of the Atlantic Philanthropies Migration Programme, between 2004 and 2016 Atlantic invested $40 million in nonprofits and immigration-related advocacy, successfully implementing a field-building approach that led to growth in networks of and collaboration among nonprofits. The program also helped bring about sustainable long-term advances in policy and practice aimed at better protecting the rights of immigrants, developing an evidence base, and building nonprofit organizational capacity. The report includes promising practices and lessons for funders and grantees — including providing multiyear core funding, facilitating partnership and collaboration, and using strategic litigation — and is accompanied by a number of advocacy and communications strategies case studies.