Welcoming Network

It takes a village to make your community a more welcoming place.
Join our network of welcomers to get started.

The Welcoming Network is composed of over 300 nonprofits and local governments working to build more inclusive and welcoming communities in the United States. Led by Welcoming America, the Welcoming Network is both a network and a movement, driven by the conviction that communities make better decisions when residents of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives are meaningfully engaged.

By joining as a Welcoming Network member, you receive the tools, resources, technical assistance, and global community of practice to help communities of all sizes become more welcoming places. In turn, members commit to advancing and institutionalizing welcoming efforts in their community and to share their experience and lessons learned with the network, while receiving training, resources, networking, and leveraged funding.

Painted sign that says "Welcome" in several languages

Lessons and opportunities to build belonging: A look at our 2022 Fund to Foster Belonging grantees

By Welcoming America | July 11, 2023

Connection is the antidote to social division. Communities that intentionally bring people from all walks of life together reap the benefits of being a more welcoming place for all. Intergroup bridging is one way to foster connections among groups from different migration backgrounds. Bridging activities bring people together, and research shows that building bridges between…

Tulsa makes long-term plans to include immigrants in economic development through the Welcoming Economies program

By Welcoming America | March 7, 2022

In 2021, the Welcoming Economies program entered its second phase with five participating organizations. We sat down with one of the participants, Diane Eason Contreras, Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services for the YWCA Tulsa – East Community Center, to dig into their experience in the cohort on creating a more welcoming business environment in…

Nonprofit empowers Black immigrant community in St. Louis, Missouri

By Welcoming America | February 23, 2022

Did you know that one in 10 Black people in the U.S. is an immigrant and that Africa has accounted for the fastest growth in the U.S. Black immigrant population? (Pew Research Center) For Black History Month, we chatted with Geoffrey Soyiantet, President and CEO of the St. Louis-based nonprofit and Welcoming Network member Vitendo…

Who Can Join

Local governments and nonprofits working on immigrant inclusion issues are welcome to apply for membership.

Eligible at this time

Local governments: city, county, or state level
Nonprofits: organizations, libraries, schools, universities

Not eligible to join at this time

National organizations

We offer three levels of annual membership dues:

General Membership $200-$500*
Core Membership $1,500
Premium Membership $2,500

*General membership cost is based on organizational or departmental budget.

Each level comes with a range of benefits that may include:

  • Phone coaching and strategy sessions
  • Access to our member-only forum, library, and emails
  • Discounts to the Welcoming Interactive conference
  • Priority access to scholarships

And more...

Download the Member Benefits Guide (PDF) to see the full list of benefits at each member level.

How to Join

Ready to join the Welcoming Network? Submit your application below. Our staff will review your application and follow up with you about next steps.

Our Network Team

All Welcoming Network members based in the U.S. receive a dedicated coach and point of contact at from the Network Team at Welcoming America based on their geographic location:

Learn More

Below are additional materials to earn more about becoming a Welcoming Network member.

Contact Us

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