The WES Mariam Assefa Fund is the philanthropic arm of World Education Services. Through grantmaking and impact investing, the Fund supports catalytic efforts to build more inclusive economies for immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about what we do.
Equity, diversity, inclusion, and racial justice are inextricably linked to WES and the Fund’s vision of a future when immigrants and refugees can thrive and pursue the careers they desire. Read how we are centering our work on these principles.
The WES Mariam Assefa Fund believes in the talent and contributions of immigrants and refugees. Our philanthropic fund supports catalytic efforts to build more inclusive economies for immigrant and refugee workers in the U.S. and Canada with a focus on:
Immigrants and refugees have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with many working on the front lines of the pandemic. In the U.S., 12 million immigrants and refugees work in occupations such as health care and transportation, or in roles that have been some ...
The WES Mariam Assefa Fund selects grantee partners and awards funding through a range of mechanisms, including outreach to aligned organizations and open calls for proposals.
Explore and learn more about our community of current and past grantee and investee partners below.