The Community Sponsorship Hub exists to grow the role of communities in the protection, welcome and integration of refugees and other forcibly displaced people.

Sponsorship connects families in need of welcome with those communities eager to provide it.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and members of a local sponsor group welcome refugee newcomers to the city of Chicago.

There is a role for everyone in refugee welcome. Through the generation of bold, smart policy, and the sharing of resources and best practices, the Community Sponsorship Hub creates opportunities for communities across the United States to welcome refugees and other forcibly displaced people.


Mobilizing civil society and the public, private, and philanthropic sectors and empowering them with resources and access, we shape and coordinate a community sponsorship system that leverages the power of welcoming Americans.


We imagine a future where the whole of society meaningfully engages in the protection, welcome, and integration of refugees and other forcibly displaced people.


  • Refugee resettlement is strengthened when the whole of society engages.
  • An expanded community sponsorship system will be most successful when designed and implemented by a broad array of actors, including those who have been forcibly displaced.
  • All communities that have the desire and capacity to welcome refugees should have that opportunity.
  • Sponsors should represent a broad and diverse construct of community.