One of SVCF's top priorities is helping our region's thousands of immigrants.
In San Mateo and Santa Clara counties alone, more than one in three residents are immigrants. Nearly half of our region's workforce is foreign-born!
Our region’s continued prosperity and quality of life depend on helping our region's immigrants and creating communities that honor shared values of family, hard work and opportunity for all. While our work to help immigrants has made an impact, the current political climate has highlighted the need for increased services for our immigrant population.
That's why we've created the Opportunity for All Fund -- a dedicated funding source to address the immediate needs of immigrants in Silicon Valley, particularly around the need for information, resources and high-quality legal services.
Our goal is to raise $1 million to support immigrants through this campaign. You can contribute to the Opportunity for All Fund by making a donation online:
Already have a fund with SVCF? Log into your fund account and make an interfund transfer to support the Opportunity for All Fund.
Other ways SVCF supports immigrants in our community:
Supporting California's Due Process for All Act
SVCF's board voted unanimously to give its fullest support to Senate Bill 6, the Due Process for All Act, which provides legal services for immigrants in California facing deportation from the United States.
This bill would require the State Department of Social Services to administer a new program with dedicated resources to provide legal services to individuals in removal proceedings.
It is estimated that there are close to 200,000 undocumented immigrants in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. We pride ourselves as an institution built on our values of diversity and inclusion. Supporting immigrants and their contributions to our economy and communities is consistent with these values.
Learn more about the Due Process for All Act and sign to show your support!
Discretionary grants to nonprofits to support immigration services
Since 2009, SVCF has focused on helping immigrants access citizenship and legal services, and gain economic opportunities through English language acquisition. Through SVCF's immigration grants, we've awarded more than $14.2 million to nonprofits in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties for their work supporting immigrants through these initiatives.
These grants have:
- Helped more than 40,000 Immigrants receive affordable, high-quality legal services
- Helped immigrants become new citizens and DACA recipients through Innovative partnerships with government
- Helped more than 11,000 adult immigrants increase their English proficiency to gain access to greater economic opportunities
Learn more about the impact of our immigration work in this report: