Irish Government Support


The Rian Immigrant Center is deeply grateful to the Government of Ireland for its continued support of Irish people living abroad.  The Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs through the Irish Abroad Unit’s Emigrant Support Program has a longstanding commitment to the Irish diaspora by providing grant support to the Rian Immigrant Center for its support of hundreds of Irish immigrants and exchange students each year. Thanks to this grant, the Rian Immigrant Center offers a range of services to the Irish Community in Boston: immigration legal services, citizenship services, social services, individual counseling, job readiness programs, and support of young Irish students and graduates, who come the U.S. to develop job skills , contribute to the economy, and gain the confidence to contribute to become future leaders in Ireland upon their return home.

Special Thanks to Arbella Insurance Foundation

We are especially grateful to the Arbella Insurance Foundation. Their steadfast support of the Rian Immigrant Center enables us to empower more than 3,500 immigrant and refugee families from over 120 countries every year. Through the Arbella Insurance Foundation Immigrant Learning Center, we are able to provide educational opportunities for more than 200 students every year. We are honored and grateful to partner with an organization committed to supporting local people and communities.

Thank You to the Cummings Foundation

The Rian Immigrant Center is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive a grant of $100,000 through the Cummings Foundation. On behalf of the immigrant and refugee families that we serve, the Rian Immigrant Center is grateful for their support and is excited to partner with the foundation again over the upcoming four years to provide immigration legal services for those in need in Greater Boston. Our Commonwealth is fortunate to have generous leaders like Joyce and Bill Cummings. Read more about the Cummings Foundation here.

Ongoing Support

We are immensely thankful to the following individuals and organizations. Their consistent support has allowed us to grow as an organization and expand the services we offer to the Boston immigrant community.

The A.M. Fund -The Ansara Family Fund at the Boston Foundation – Arbella Insurance Foundation- Barr Foundation – Berkshire Bank Foundation – Boston Bar Foundation – The Boston Foundation – Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund – Cambridge Community Foundation – City of Boston: Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement – City of Boston: Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development -The Cummings Foundation – Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation – Fish Family Foundation – Geraghty Associates – Greater Boston Council on Alcoholism – Highland Street Foundation – Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Emigrant Support Programme – The Ireland Funds America – Kevin and Maryellen Kelley – John and Diddy Cullinane – John Donohue and Frances Robinson- Klarman Family Foundation – Law Offices of Gerard F. Doherty- Liberty Mutual Insurance – Massachusetts Bar Foundation – Mifflin Memorial Fund -Northern Ireland Bureau – One8 Foundation -The Philanthropic Initiative: Cradle to Career Grant Program – Samuel Rubin Foundation The Schooner Foundation – Sisters of Charity Nazareth Ministry Fund – Webster Bank – Yawkey Foundation

We are also deeply grateful to the sponsors of our Solas Awards Gala and our Business Leaders Breakfast who enable us to provide vital services for thousands of immigrant and refugee families each year.