Working with MCF
The goal of this Community Grant area is to foster a vibrant, cohesive community in which immigrants benefit from and contribute to civic life.
Historically, immigrants have contributed significantly to the vitality of our country but have often faced challenges in becoming accepted as community members. By encouraging newcomers to become fully integrated into community life, we strengthen the democratic process, enrich the economy, and enliven our experience of the world. Within the next decade, a significant number of California's potential voters will be children of immigrant parents and will be in a position to influence public policy on both a local and national level. As immigrants in Marin gain economic self-sufficiency, their increased earning and purchasing power translates into a more resilient and competitive economy. Perhaps most importantly, appreciating and respecting the diversity of backgrounds from which we all come is critical to the health of our community.
Under this goal, MCF will support projects that incorporate the strategy and approaches described below.
Grants, Results, and More
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Strategy: Support efforts to integrate immigrants into the community
Approach A: Provide English language proficiency
Approach B: Provide opportunities for economic advancement
Approach C: Provide access to health, social, and legal residency services
Approach D: Offer engagement in community-based efforts
Funded projects may include one or more approaches under the Integration of Immigrants goal. This goal serves as the platform for immigrants to fully participate in all aspects of community life and thus its benefits and responsibilities. Where there is synergy with other MCF grantmaking goals, opportunities exist to further the vision of immigrant integration.
A logic model for this strategy has been developed that further explains the approaches, activities, and desired impact of this goal area.
This strategy is open by invitation only and will not use an open competitive grants process.