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Community Foundation ramps up support for immigrants

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is ramping up grants to nonprofit organizations devoted to advising and ensuring the safety of local immigrants.

"At a time when uncertainties about federal immigration policies are running high, this new funding opportunity will help organizations offer vital services, support and information to immigrants who are vulnerable or discriminated against," said Emmett D. Carson, the foundation's CEO and president.

The grants have helped immigrants access legal advising and better economic opportunities, according to a press release issued by the foundation.

"Now more than ever, immigrants in our local communities need our support," said Manuel SantamarĂ­a, the community foundation's vice president of strategic initiatives and grantmaking. "They need to understand their rights, have access to legal services, develop emergency family plans and be protected from hate crimes and discrimination."

Silicon Valley Community Foundation has begun accepting proposals for grants since May 1. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying for a grant can register for an informational webinar on its website, siliconvalleycf.org, and residents can request a proposal by visiting the SVCF.

The foundation has four grantmaking focus areas: building strong communities, economic security, education and immigration, and the new initiative is a result of the new strategic grantmaking review it began last year.

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87 people like this
Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm

"Immigrants" are just fine. People who sneaked in or overstayed their visas are not. Why is this difficult?


72 people like this
Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on May 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm

psr is a registered user.

It is insanity to use taxpayer money to defend criminals from the laws that are in place to protect those taxpayers.

Help legal immigrants? Fine. Shield illegal immigrants from the law? No way.


29 people like this
Posted by Reading Comprehension
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Wow, seeing the words "immigrant" really sends a lot of people into such a blind rage they can't read. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation isn't funded through taxes, but don't let that interrupt your Two Minutes Hate, psr and Taxpayer.


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Posted by @Reading Comprehension
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on May 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm

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Posted by Reading Comprehension
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

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