Immigrant Integration

  • Overview

    Immigrants are intrinsic to Los Angeles County’s social fabric and economic engine – accounting for one in three residents and nearly half of the work force. In the absence of comprehensive federal immigration reform, there is a great need for civil discourse, collaboration and community engagement on immigrants, their positive contributions, and the necessary policy solutions to support immigrant integration. CCF offers two-year project support grants of up to $150,000 to increase the civic participation of immigrant communities and create policy solutions.

    There are no immigrant integration grants open at this time. Please check back later for updated information.

    Rosie Arroyo
    Program Officer, Immigrant Integration and Early Childhood Education
    213-413-4130 Ext. 259
    rarroyo [@] calfund [.] org

  • Strategies & Outcomes
    • Increase the problem-solving capacity of communities through leadership development and capacity building of residents and organizations to involve grassroots community members in policy advocacy and leadership.
    • Increase the civic participation and involvement of immigrants to pursue public policy solutions that address local and regional issues and lead to positive changes in systems affecting the quality of life of immigrant communities.
    • Strengthen alliances and partnerships to work together to prioritize and address the needs of immigrants.
  • Council on Immigrant Integration

    The Council on Immigrant Integration at CCF is a 35-member panel of Los Angeles leaders that includes representatives from business, labor, education, law enforcement, government agencies and community-based organizations. The primary responsibility of the council is to function as a working group that addresses public policy and strategy development to facilitate the integration of immigrants into the Los Angeles region and the local communities.

  • Eligibility

    In addition to CCF’s general eligibility requirements, CCF’s immigrant integration grants fund organizations that meet the following criteria:

    • Experience working with immigrants and conducting local policy advocacy campaigns (e.g. education, housing, healthcare, jobs, etc.)
    • Demonstration of a successful model for engaging immigrants through activities such as organizing, leadership development, awareness building and other similar techniques

    Consideration will also be given to the following factors:

    • Geographic distribution of grants within the county, including areas with less civic engagement infrastructure
    • Ethnic diversity among grants
    • Whether an organization has a current CCF grant and for what amount 
  • FAQs

    Q: How much should we apply for? Will we be eliminated from consideration if our request is too high?

    A: Immigrant Integration grants range from $50,000 to $150,000 over two years. Amounts vary based on the scope of the project and the size of the organization’s annual budget. CCF reserves the right to determine the grant award based on available resources. Applicants are not eliminated from funding due solely to the amount of the request.

  • To Apply

    There are no immigrant integration grants open at this time. Please check back later for updated information.

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