“The Boston Foundation awarded The International Institute of New England (IINE) a grant of $10,000,” Jeff Thielman, CEO and President of the International Institute said today. According to Thielman, the grant will help expand the Institute’s volunteer program and establish a volunteer coordinator position at their Boston site office.

“There is an overwhelming amount of community interest in protecting the refugee admissions process, welcoming immigrants, and supporting services that help new Americans integrate and thrive,” he said. “The grant from the Boston Foundation will give us additional resources to sustain our public engagement and education initiatives.”

In operation for nearly a century, IINE is one of the oldest and largest social service organizations for new Americans in the region. Each year, the Institute serves nearly 2,000 refugee, asylee, and immigrant clients across their three sites in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire. To learn more about the Institute visit iine.org.

The Boston Foundation serves as a major civic leader, think tank, and advocacy organization in Greater Boston. The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), an operating unit of the Foundation, designs and implements customized philanthropic strategies for families, foundations and corporations around the globe. For more information about the Boston Foundation and TPI, visit tbf.org or call 617-338-1700.