Latino Community Foundation Announces $1.4 Million Investment in Latin American Organizations Leveraging US Bailout

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the US bailout 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 of California, working to ensure the equitable distribution and implementation of these federal grants. funds.

With local cities and counties set to receive $16 billion from the $1.9 trillion U.S. bailout, these organizations stand ready to ensure those federal dollars are aligned with the priorities of Latin American communities. From broadband access and emergency rental assistance to youth mental health resources, Latino communities across the state are ready to rightfully claim these resources. A grant-making committee made up of community leaders from across the state worked with LCF staff to select these organizations.

“After a devastating season of loss and grief for families across California, community leaders are determined to ensure that these federal funds reach those most affected by the pandemic,” said Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latin 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 have voted one of my first votes in the United States Senate for the American bailout,” said Senator Alex Padilla. “This landmark legislation has already helped Latino families across California, many of whom have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, but our work continues. I am grateful that the Latino Community Foundation is working with local leaders to ensure that these federal resources continue to reach those who need them most.

“Members of our community have been considered essential workers throughout the pandemic,” said Daniela Flores, co-founder of the Imperial Valley Equity and Justice Coalition in Calexico, Calif. “Now is the time to ensure that these resources create the opportunities for our essential families to move from mere survival to prosperity.”

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. April 19and in San Francisco, LCF will bring together philanthropic, state, and community leaders, and policymakers to discuss how the U.S. bailout represents an empowering moment for Latinos in the state.

The selected scholarship recipients were:

bay area

Chicana Latina Foundation

Impact on monuments

Fruitvale Resilient Collaboration

central coast

Center for Farmworker Families

Santa Cruz County Community Action Council

MILPA

Mixteco/Indígena Community Organization Project (MICOP)

Women in action

Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos

central valley

99 Rootz (California Power)

Dolores Huerta Foundation

Executive Advisor for Justice and Accountability

California Rural Legal Aid Foundation

voice of the valley

Greater Sacramento

Western Service Workers Association

United Latinos, Promoviendo Civic Action

North Bay

Bilingual Broadcasting Foundation (KBBF FM)

Napa County UpValley Family Centers

North Bay Recruitment Project

Northern California

UVA, Vecinos and Accion

Silicon Valley

Mountain View Solidarity Fund

latinas against cancer

Nuestra Casa of East Palo Alto

Somos Mayfair

Southern California

Alianza Coachella Valley

CHIRLA – Immigrants Are Los Angeles Coalition

Chispa Education Fund

Civic Committee Del Valle, Inc.

Imperial Valley Equity and Justice Coalition

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

The [email protected] Coalition

TODEC

Statewide

Immigrant Services, Rights and Education Network (SIREN)

Youth Leadership Institute

About the Latino Community Foundation

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

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