Immigration Grants

One-third of our residents are immigrants. Almost half of the Silicon Valley workforce is foreign-born. Almost two-thirds of those under the age of 18 are children of immigrants. These demographic realities call for a new social model of immigrant integration. We support organizations that benefit immigrants and their receiving communities while encouraging newcomers to participate in local government and improve economic mobility.

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Immigration Integration

Requests For Proposals (RFPs)

Immigration: Ensuring the Safety and Security of Immigrants

In December 2015, SVCF announced the start of a comprehensive strategic review of our grantmaking to ensure that our investments continue to be timely, impactful and relevant to the region’s residents. New grantmaking strategies will be announced at our regional meeting in October as a result of this review process.

In the meantime, we are acutely aware there are many uncertainties and anxieties in our community about federal immigration policy. We have heard from a wide range of local partners that Silicon Valley immigrants and their children are facing increased, open hostility; in some cases, hostility has led to confrontations and violence. SVCF remains committed to using our resources to help ensure that every resident, regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to succeed and be free of harassment.

We are pleased to announce this request for proposals, or RFP, focused specifically on ensuring the safety and security of immigrants.

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RFP Opened: May 1, 2017
Information Webinar: May 10, 2017 - Access session recording
Proposals Due: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Strengthening the Legal Services Infrastructure

Targets the need for affordable and reliable immigration legal services provided by nonprofit community organizations.

Grants support legal service providers or collaboratives that:

  • Explore the prioritization of unmet immigrant legal needs and provide collaborative members the opportunity to build cross-county connections.
  • Assess legal staff capacities to meet difficult immigration matters.
  • Expand the number of BIA-accredited staff at legal organizations and/or legal service collaboratives.

RFP Opened:  March 13, 2017
Information Session: March 23, 2017
Proposals Due: 5 p.m., April 7, 2017

Adult English Language Acquisition

Targets the growing demand for high-quality English as a Second Language and Vocational English as a Second Language, or ESL and VESL instruction.

Grants will be provided for region wide efforts that:

  • Coordinate community college, adult education and nonprofit ESL and VESL programs;
  • Target instruction in our region to immigrants from the top five sending countries;
  • Promote best practices and maximize funding resources.

RFP Opened: Aug. 29, 2016
Information Session: Sept. 8, 2016 3-4 p.m.
Proposals Due: 5 p.m.Sept. 30, 2016

(No RFP is scheduled for 2017 at this time)

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