Meet Our Funders

Texas Bar Foundation

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation. The Texas Bar Foundation’s grant to VECINA has allowed us to expand our mentoring program for pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers in Texas.

Lush Cosmetics

VECINA is a beneficiary of the Lush Charity Pot program. Lush believe it’s their responsibility to advocate for the environment, animals and people in need, as well as giving back to organizations locally and around the world. They do this through their Charity Pot program, ethical campaigns and their people. Charity Pot grants support small, grassroots organizations in North America and around the world that are working on the root cause of issues and creating long-term sustainable change. Lush supports Human Rights Organizations that stand for the rights, visibility and equality of all people worldwide and for the defense of those most vulnerable. They also support Animal Protection and Environmental Justice groups.

Graham Adair

Graham Adair is an immigration law firm specializing in employment-based immigration. They have offices in both San Jose, California and Austin, Texas.¬†Graham Adair believes in VECINA’s mission for empowering immigrant justice advocates and supports VECINA to give back to the community.

Shield-Ayres Foundation

The Shield-Ayres Foundation strengthens organizations that effectively meet the basic human needs of the most vulnerable members of our community, provide access to educational opportunity and the arts, advocate for social justice, and promote land and water conservation. The Foundation’s grant helps VECINA continue to develop and expand our mentoring and training opportunities for pro bono asylum lawyers.

Walker Gates Vela

Walker Gates Vela is a private immigration firm that fights every day to protect immigrant rights. They give to VECINA in solidarity with asylum seekers.