Support Pennsylvania Dreamers

The Philadelphia Foundation is helping PA is Ready! raise funds to support DACA application fees for Pennsylvania Dreamers who must apply by Oct. 5 to extend their legal status.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Dreamers Initiative received by Sept. 25, 2017 will be used to help eligible Pennsylvanians to pay the $495 USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) fee needed to renew their DACA permits.

Donations received in excess of distributed DACA application fees will support the ongoing work of immigrant-serving organizations through PA is Ready!

Ways to Support the Dreamers Initiative

To support the Dreamers Initiative with an online gift, please click here.

To support the initiative by check, make it payable to The Philadelphia Foundation and put PA Is Ready!/Dreamers Initiative in the memo line. Mail it to: The Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 826728, Philadelphia PA 19182-6728.

If you have a fund with The Philadelphia Foundation and wish to make a grant to support this initiative, you can do so safely and securely by using Donor Central, our online giving portal, by contacting or by calling (215)563-6417.

About The Dreamers Initiative

The Dreamers Initiative will assist young Pennsylvanians to renew work permits under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that had protected from deportation young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Due to a recently announced change in federal policy, the DACA program will end on March 5, 2018, but those with DACA permits set to expire before then can apply by Oct. 5, 2017 for a two-year renewal.

For more information, visit the Dreamers Initiative web page, or call 215-832-0636.

About PA is Ready!

PA is Ready! is a statewide project and collective funding pool coordinated by the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.  It uses a collaborative grantmaking process led by immigrant-serving organizations and funds proposals focused on:

  • Providing access to legal services through a collaborative model to address ongoing need, including comprehensive legal screenings, application assistance, ITIN/financial literacy and community deportation defense.
  • Building organizational capacity and community leadership through peer-to-peer training and partnerships so that immigrant and refugee communities are equipped to quickly respond to the changing political landscape and policy proposals in 2017 and beyond.
  • Supporting direct legal representation for immigrants in removal proceedings.

For more information, visit PA is Ready!