Silicon Valley Community Foundation is focused on innovative solutions that solve problems and improve the quality of life throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Our five grantmaking strategies are Economic Security, Immigrant Integration, Education, Regional Planning and a Community Opportunity Fund that responds to time-sensitive community challenges.

Immigrant Integration Grantmaking Strategies

In our region, one-third of our residents are immigrants, nearly half of our workforce is foreign-born and close to two-thirds of those under the age of 18 are children of immigrants. Given this demographic reality, a new social model of immigrant integration - one that promotes mutual benefits for immigrants and their receiving communities while allowing newcomers enhanced civic participation and improved economic mobility - is critical.

Partners

Organization Area Served Purpose
PACT: People Acting in Community Together Santa Clara

Support for the Changing Hearts, Minds & Policies campaign, which promotes and demonstrates immigrant integration through story gathering & sharing, bridge-building dialogues and grassroots community organizing.

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo

Support for the Immigrant Engagement Program, which uses facilitated dialogue, leadership development, community-led action and policy change to build positive relationships between communities.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) Santa Clara

Support for the Asian American Voices project, which facilitates immigrant integration through film, dialogue, multimedia and community engagement programs to deepen understanding of immigrant experiences and contributions.

Day Worker Center of Mountain View Both

Support to sustain and enhance the center's community outreach by conducting more presentations featuring a video program about day workers’ lives, contextual handouts and dialogue.

Midpeninsula Community Media Center Both

Support for development of a multi-media web site featuring stories of Silicon Valley residents and their ancestors who immigrated to the U.S., along with a series of initiatives to facilitate ongoing interaction among participants.

Nuestra Casa San Mateo

Support for the third year of Chronicles of Hope, which educates parents, school personnel, board members and others in the receiving communities of the Sequoia Union High School District about the multiple issues encountered by local students and expands the Multicultural Parent Advocacy Team to include parents/stakeholders that reside in those communities.

Peninsula Interfaith Action Both

Support to organize a "Safe Corridor" campaign from San Jose to San Francisco for immigrants and their families to builds cohesive communities that value families and offer opportunity for all.

Redwood City 2020 San Mateo

Support for Redwood City Together, which promotes a welcoming, inclusive climate for all who live or work in Redwod City.

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office San Mateo

Support for the C.A.R.O.N. program, which builds trust and cooperation between the community and the Sheriff’s Office through dialogues, educational workshops and community academies.

Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) Santa Clara

Support to build trust and collaboration between the immigrant and LGBT communities with law enforcement.