Building California's Immigrant Workforce: Opportunities for Grantmakers

Publication date: 
November 2016

Immigrants comprise one in three California workers. This diverse pool of individuals includes those fluent in English and those with limited English proficiency; those with very little formal education and those who came to the United States with foreign degrees and credentials; and those who are naturalized U.S. citizens or otherwise authorized to work and those who are undocumented.

Foundations have a variety of mechanisms by which they can equip California’s immigrant workers to build their skills, advance in their careers, and earn family-sustaining wages. Each of these mechanisms can be adapted to fit a foundation’s particular geographic, demographic, or issue-area focus. Review this resource to learn about these mechanisms in depth.