For more than 100 years, Connecticut Institute for Refugees & Immigrants (CIRI) has helped the state’s immigrants and refugees become self-sufficient, integrated and contributing members of the communities in which they live. It works with approximately 3,200 clients each year to overcome legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers that come with immigrating to a new country.
CIRI relies heavily on both government and private grants to fund daily operations, but there is often a delay in CIRI receiving these funds, which could cause short-term cash flow issues and prevent CIRI from helping those in need. In 2018, Capital for Change (C4C), a Mercy Partnership Fund investee, provided CIRI with a line of credit, which helps CIRI ensure that new Americans can fully participate in their communities while celebrating all diverse cultural backgrounds.
To learn more about the work of Capital for Change, visit its website. Capital for Change is one of more than 60 mission-driven organizations in Mercy Partnership Fund’s global community investing portfolio. Learn more here.