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Community Foundation ramps up support for immigrants

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis

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 Santamaría, 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. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying for a grant can register for an informational webinar on its website and residents can request a proposal by visiting the SVCF.

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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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Community Foundation ramps up support for immigrants

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis

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Uploaded: Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 10:08 pm

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 Santamaría, 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. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying for a grant can register for an informational webinar on its website 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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Comments

pearl
Registered user
another community
on Jun 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
pearl, another community
Registered user
on Jun 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
10 people like this

May we assume these are immigrants who are here LEGALLY in the United States?


Plus Drak
Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm
Plus Drak, Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm
16 people like this

Don't ensure and advise about safety if they are undocumented?

Yeah. Talk to da man about that.

Mathew 25.


pearl
Registered user
another community
on Jun 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm
pearl, another community
Registered user
on Jun 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm
8 people like this

If they are undocumented, they should be sent back to the respective countries from which they came, as THEIR governments are the ones responsible for them.


home front
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm
home front, Menlo Park: other
on Jun 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm
18 people like this

"If they are undocumented, they should be sent back to the respective countries"

Perhaps.

All SVCF is doing is offering support to organizations that help keep some poor folk in our community safe.

I agree with the poster above... it's rather a WWJD thing - "will help organizations offer vital services, support and information to immigrants who are vulnerable or discriminated against"

Bravo. It's the Christian thing to do. I'd be fascinated to hear arguments against such morals.


pearl
Registered user
another community
on Jun 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm
pearl, another community
Registered user
on Jun 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm
8 people like this

It has nothing to do with Christianity or morals; it's THE LAW!!!


home front
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 27, 2017 at 8:54 am
home front, Menlo Park: other
on Jun 27, 2017 at 8:54 am
16 people like this

"offer vital services, support and information to immigrants who are vulnerable or discriminated against"

is nothing to do with morals?

Okay. If you say so.


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