Igniting Progress on Immigration

We envision an abundant future for all.

Our Values and Vision

We believe there are abundant resources and opportunities in the United States for both immigrants and those born in this country to thrive.

We believe that, even in a highly polarized political environment, we can work together toward our shared goals to create meaningful change.

We envision a future where everyone can live with safety and dignity, and where everyone has the opportunity to flourish in the place they live, whether in their country of birth or their place of migration.

Our Founding Donors

Our founding donors – the Emerson Collective, Ford Foundation, and The JPB Foundation – have jointly pledged $60 million toward our $100 million goal.

Protecting the rights and overall well-being of immigrants is a key pillar of our democracy. Philanthropy has a critical role to play in the immigrant rights movement, which is interconnected with so many of our country’s most pressing challenges. I’m energized by the vision and tenacity of the Abundant Futures Fund as they work to bring to fruition the power and possibility of this collaborative.

Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation

Who We Are

Mayra Peters-Quintero



Mayra has spent her career advancing the rights of immigrants through positions in philanthropy, government, and law. Prior to launching AFF, Mayra spent more than a decade overseeing migration funding for the Ford Foundation. She co-led the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law; served as Director of the Bureau of Immigrant Workers Rights at the New York State Department of Labor; and was a Skadden Fellow and Associate Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Mayra earned her JD from NYU and her MPA from Princeton University. She was born in Panama and raised in San Diego, CA.

Heidi Dorow


Deputy Director

Heidi has over 20 years of philanthropy and advocacy experience in civil and human rights issues in the U.S. Heidi is a recognized leader in areas of collaborative and intersectional grantmaking and has deep practice, knowledge, and expertise in issues including immigration, LGBT rights, child welfare, and criminal and juvenile justice. Prior to Abundant Futures Fund, Heidi was a senior program officer at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund and the Director of Immigration Initiatives at Borealis Philanthropy.

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Katayoon Majd


Director of Strategy

Katayoon brings extensive experience as a grantmaker and public interest attorney in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice, child welfare, and educational equity. Prior to joining Abundant Futures Fund, Katayoon was the Youth Justice Program Director at the Public Welfare Foundation and director of Criminal Justice Initiatives at Borealis Philanthropy. She has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Howard University School of Law and American University’s Washington College of Law. She holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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The Abundant Futures Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors