The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is committed to responding to the immediate needs of our communities. For this reason, LCF has launched special and timely campaigns to raise and distribute funds to Latino-led organizations working on the frontlines in response to those needs. We are grateful for the generosity of those that stand alongside LCF and the organizations we support in these times of crisis. Read more on our current campaigns below:
The Latino Community Foundation is grieving with our friends and families that have been affected by the earthquake in Mexico. In response, we have created a relief fund to help support the recovery in Mexico. Learn more here
Our hearts are hurting with our neighbors in Northern California. The wildfires have claimed at least 29 lives as of October 12th, affected over 170,000 acres of land, destroyed at least 3,500 buildings, and have forced 20,000 people out of their homes. In California, Latinos make up 71% of the workforce at vineyards and other agricultural businesses, and more than 40% of the workforce in the tourism and hospitality industry, according to the state’s Employment Development Department. The devastation is unprecedented. At the Latino Community Foundation, we are raising funds to support three local Latino nonprofit organizations– North Bay Organizing Project, in Santa Rosa; La Luz Center, in Sonoma; and UpValley Family Centers in Calistoga –that are working to support families, farmworker communities, and are coordinating regional resources for immediate and long-term needs. Learn more here
Nuestro Futuro Fund will be invested in Latino-led organizations that are equipped to provide legal aid, defend immigration rights, and/or support youth civic and political engagement. Learn more here
Our friends and families in Puerto Rico are in real need of our help and support. This is a humanitarian crisis—people are without electricity, water, and running low on food. The Latino Community Foundation is partnering with our friends at the Hispanic Federation to get much needed resources to the Island. The Hispanic Federation has launched the UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund and they have a team of people coordinating relief efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico. We implore you to make a contribution to support these efforts in Puerto Rico.
If you would like more information on our past campaigns please contact Amber Gonzales-Vargas.
Yo Voy a Votar ¿Y Tú?
The Latino Community Foundation joined forces with NextGen California to launch a major effort to register Latinos for the 2016 election as part of the Yo Voy a Votar ¿Y Tú? campaign. The Foundation worked closely with Latino-led community organizations with the experience and capacity to register Latinos. The organizations included Mi Familia Vota, Services, Immigrant, Rights and Education Network (SIREN), and Fathers and Families of San Joaquin (FFSJ).
- 6,476 Latinos registered to vote
- 8M people reached through social media platforms
- 8,500+ people used our campaign’s Facebook Frame for their profile pictures
- 125 bilingual canvassers trained and deployed to register voters.
Get Latinos Connected
Only 52% of Latino families have Internet access at home. That is why the Latino Community Foundation and the Chicana Latina Foundation partnered up to launch the “Get Latinos Connected” campaign, a multi-region, culturally appropriate adoption strategy to increase Latino access to the Internet in Northern California.
IMPACT: Connected 3,000 families to low-cost Internet! Provided refurbished and new computers to young children. Reached 2 million people via Univision, Telemundo and social media efforts.
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