Cities of Migration is working with an international group of partners from Europe, North America and New Zealand and consulting broadly with government officials, experts, migration organizations and related networks in Canada, and internationally, to ensure its applicability and relevance. These partnerships help strengthen the network of private foundations working to accelerate the settlement and integration of newcomers, build inclusive communities and promote urban prosperity.



FINAL The Barrow Cadbury Trust is an independent, charitable foundation committed to funding and encouraging the promotion of social justice. The Barrow Cadbury Trust aims to close the gaps in current policy and practice by supporting work in local communities and acting as a bridge to national and international policymakers. The Barrow Cadbury Trust is a founding partner of the Cities of Migration initiativeRelated projects:
Their Global Exchange includes the Cities in Transition program which examines globally connected cities where immigration has led to rapid population change over the last 30 years. This inclusive communities initiative aims to foster a just and cohesive society by tackling poverty and exclusion among marginalized groups.
Bertelsmann Stiftung The Bertelsmann Stiftung is a private operating foundation dedicated to serving the common good. Its work is based on the conviction that competition and civic engagement are fundamental for ensuring social change. The Bertelsmann Stiftung is a founding partner of the Cities of Migration initiative.Related projects:
Their Center of Excellence for Democracy and Integration directs a number of programs that provide practical, effective responses to the challenge of reinvigorating democratic values and the integration of newcomers, including Integration in Communities and Migration and Integration in Europe.
The Tindall Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1995 to support capacity building at the community level. The foundation collaborates with other organisations working in the field, as well as drawing on the embedded knowledge, professionalism and expertise of the not-for-profit sector. The Tindall Foundation is currently the largest independent private foundation in Australasia.
Fundación Bertelsmann
A Pioneering Institution in Civic Responsibility since it began its work in Spain in 1995, Fundación Bertelsmann has become a catalysing institution for social reflection and a meeting point for intellectuals, business men and women, politicians and citizens, always seeking to foster the positive progress of Spanish society through a combination of analysis and action.
The initiative, developed by Reinhard Mohn and now led by his wife, Liz Mohn, has shaped a pioneering institution in social development, whose work is based on three major objectives: promoting social change by identifying latent social challenges; preparing society for the future, providing it with the competences that will enable sustainable development; and, lastly, contributing to the promotion of social responsibility, based upon the conviction that community involvement is the essential pillar of social progress.
  J. M. Kaplan Fund
The J. M. Kaplan Fund is a New York-based family philanthropy with programs that focus on the environment, historic preservation, and human migrations. The Fund staunchly believes in the value of immigration to American history and to the American future and is proud of the Fund’s commitment to honoring the achievements of recent immigrants and the communities that welcome them.


Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to do “real and permanent good in this world.”
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media and build alliances across borders and continents. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.The Open Society Initiative for Europe seeks to ensure that Europe’s common integration project, embodied by the European Union, contributes to the vitality and quality of European democracies based on the values of open society. We contribute to building more vibrant and legitimate democracies in the European Union by working with a wide range of civil society organizations, rather than only at the elite level where the European debate is now overwhelmingly conducted. The Initiative places particular emphasis on strengthening less central voices, such as those in Europe’s geographic periphery, women and young people, proponents of non-mainstream ideologies or the social groups that are excluded from, or underrepresented in, the political process, such as migrants or refugees, stateless citizens or minorities of all kinds.At Home in Europe conducts action oriented research, advocacy and grant-making intended to advance the social inclusion of vulnerable communities in a changing Europe. The project highlights the lived, daily experiences of people and explores what kind of challenges are faced by officals, communities and civil society organisations when improving participation and engagement with their city, local govenment and wider society. At Home in Europe currently operates in over 20 cities in Western and Northern Europe.

Community Partners

Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. We generate intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.
The Committee for Auckland Limited is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2003 to contribute to making Auckland one of the world’s great places to live and work. They are an independent, evidence based, thought leadership organisation promoting an innovative approach to a range of complex issues. They are a member of the Committees for Cities & Regions network, an influential network of independent, like-minded organisations each operating within their particular city or regional area to enhance their economic, social, cultural and environmental development.