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:
Chicana Latina Foundation
Impact on monuments
Fruitvale Resilient Collaboration
Center for Farmworker Families
Santa Cruz County Community Action Council
Mixteco/Indígena Community Organization Project (MICOP)
Women in action
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos
99 Rootz (California Power)
Dolores Huerta Foundation
Executive Advisor for Justice and Accountability
California Rural Legal Aid Foundation
voice of the valley
Western Service Workers Association
United Latinos, Promoviendo Civic Action
Bilingual Broadcasting Foundation (KBBF FM)
Napa County UpValley Family Centers
North Bay Recruitment Project
UVA, Vecinos and Accion
Mountain View Solidarity Fund
latinas against cancer
Nuestra Casa of East Palo Alto
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
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.