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 is currently seeking ideas to fund in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about our current funding opportunities and submit your ideas.
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:
The World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund today announced two new impact investments totaling US$750,000 in Blackstar Stability and the Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth, both of which leverage homeownership as a tool to help Black and underserved communities build generational assets ...
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.