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The WES Mariam Assefa Fund

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.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Open Funding Opportunities

The WES Mariam Assefa Fund is currently seeking grant ideas in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about our current funding opportunities and submit your ideas.

Our Vision

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:

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Catalyzing Solutions that Advance Economic Mobility

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Accelerating Worker-Centered Innovations

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Backing Immigrant Leaders

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Growing the Movement

We’ll share updates on the Fund’s efforts, what we’re learning, and opportunities through our email list.

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Funding Opportunities

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.

Our Partners

Explore and learn more about our community of current and past grantee and investee partners below.