Latino Organizations receive $1.4 million from LCF, Latino Community Foundation

Latino Community Foundation Announces $1.4 million Investment to Latino Organizations Leveraging the American Rescue Plan. See list below!

Organizations will advocate for and steward federal resources to address mental health, housing, broadband access, and small business relief, among other topics.


As the American Rescue Plan enters its second year of implementation, the Latino Community Foundation (LCF) today announced $1.4 million in grants to 35 Latino-led organizations across the state of California working to ensure the equitable distribution and implementation of these federal funds.

With local cities and counties expected to receive $16 billion of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, these organizations stand ready to ensure these federal dollars are aligned with the priorities of Latino communities. From broadband access and emergency rental assistance to mental health resources for youth, Latino communities across the state are prepared to make their rightful claim to these resources. A grantmaking committee comprised of community leaders across the state worked with LCF staff to select these organizations.

“After a devastating season of loss and heartache for families across California, community leaders are determined to ensure that these federal funds reach the people most impacted by the pandemic,” said Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation. “We are honored to partner with these leaders to build a new normal that leverages President Biden’s decisive actions to help communities recover from this crisis.”

“I was proud to cast one of my first votes in the United States Senate for the American Rescue Plan,” Senator Alex Padilla said. “This historic piece of legislation has already helped Latino families across California, many of whom were among the hardest hit by the pandemic, but our work continues. I am grateful that the Latino Community Foundation is working with grassroot leaders to ensure these federal resources continue to reach the people who need it most.”

“Our community members were considered essential workers throughout the pandemic,” said Daniela Flores, Co-Founder of the Imperial Valley Equity and Justice Coalition in Calexico, California. “Now it is time to ensure these resources create the opportunities for our essential families to move from simply surviving to thriving.” 

These grants are part of the California Latino Power Fund, the $50 million philanthropic initiative led by LCF that seeks to unleash the civic and economic power of Latinos. On April 19th in San Francisco, LCF will be convening philanthropic, state and community leaders, and decision makers to discuss how the American Rescue Plan represents a power building moment for Latinos in the state. 


The grantees selected were:

Bay Area

Chicana Latina Foundation

Monument Impact

Resilient Fruitvale Collaborative

Central Coast

Center for Farmworker Families

Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County

MILPA

Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)

Mujeres en Acción

Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos

Central Valley

99 Rootz (Power California)

Dolores Huerta Foundation

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Valley Voices

Greater Sacramento

Western Service Workers Association

United Latinos, Promoviendo Acción Cívica

North Bay

Bilingual Broadcasting Foundation (KBBF FM)

UpValley Family Centers of Napa County

North Bay Organizing Project

Northern California

UVA, Vecinos en Acción

Silicon Valley

Fondo de Solidaridad de Mountain View

Latinas Contra Cancer

Nuestra Casa of East Palo Alto

SOMOS Mayfair

Southern California

Alianza Coachella Valley

CHIRLA – Immigrants are Los Angeles Coalition

Chispa Education Fund

Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc.

Imperial Valley Equity and Justice Coalition

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

The Translatin@ Coalition

TODEC

Statewide

Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)

Youth Leadership Institute

About Latino Community Foundation 

The Latino Community Foundation is on a mission to unleash the civic and economic power of Latinos in California. LCF has the largest network of Latino philanthropists in the country and has invested $20 million to build Latino civic and political power and leadership in the state. It is the only statewide foundation solely focused on investing in Latino youth and families in California. For more info, please visit: www.latinocf.org

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Media Contacts:

Christian Arana, (818) 312-3328 / carana@latinocf.org

Vice President of Policy, Latino Community Foundation

Victoria Sanchez De Alba, (650) 270-7810 / victoria@dealba.net

De Alba Communications (for LCF)

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