Things are really tough right now. But so are you.
Together, we’ll get through this.
We see you because we are you. Farmworkers. Community advocates. Street vendors. Nurses. Cooks. Musicians. Teachers. Business Owners. Childcare workers. Healers. Familia.
Thank you for your tireless work and commitment to creating the California we all deserve. We see you, we love you, and we value you.
The Latino community in California is a powerful force– we are the largest group of voters and working people in the state. It is the love, labor, and vision of Latinos that shape our communities and make us strong.
All of us at the Latino Community Foundation familia are here for you, during this crisis and beyond. That’s why we launched our Love Not Fear Fund to support grassroots relief efforts, unite leaders, and advocate for a future that we are all proud of.
We don’t know all of the challenges that are yet to come. But we do know, no matter what, that we are in this together.
We love you,
Your Latino Community Foundation Familia
Check out our GRANTEES for Phase I: Immediate Relief via the Love not Fear Fund.
Aliaza Coachella Valley | Inland Empire
Alianza Coachella Valley is a coalition based in the Eastern Coachella Valley that exists to engage its residents to lead efforts for lasting community change. Their investments and organizing in predominantly low-income Latino communities include bringing new parks, paved roads, public transit, representation, and affordable health care services. Alianza is supporting families during COVID-19 by partnering with food banks to provide door-to-door food distribution and sharing critical resources for immigrant families.
California Farmworker Foundation | Kern County
California Farmworkers Foundation (CFF) provides direct services to farmworkers by creating partnerships between agricultural companies and healthcare organizations across the State of California to advance several public health initiatives for farmworkers. They have been steadfast in organizing to provide farmworkers and their families with COVID-19 information hotlines, food distribution to combat food insecurity, on-site education and awareness, and a relief fund.
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance | Statewide
CIYJA is a statewide immigrant youth-led alliance that strengthens local and statewide grassroots organizing efforts to build collective power and advance pro-immigrant policies. Their COVID-19 response includes supporting undocumented members not eligible to receive federal funds due to their status, ending immigration detention, and maintaining the “Power Not Panic Undocumented Resource” guide.
Central Valley Healing Collective | Central Valley
Central Valley Healing Collective is a union of healers, advocates and visionary leaders who joined forces to identify and mobilize the healing assets to benefit rural communities which are often excluded from high quality & holistic emotional, mental and spiritual care. The collective hosts free public healing clinics throughout the region- spanning from Merced down to Bakersfield. The most recent healing clinic was offered online and included wellness workshops, herbal medicine guidance, counseling, yoga, and community support to cope with COVID-19.
Cultiva La Salud | Fresno County
Cultiva La Salud is dedicated to creating health equity by promoting healthy eating and active living. One of their key programs titled “Poderosas y Amorosas” works with immigrant women in Fresno on health, empowerment, and leadership. As part of COVID-19 response they are focusing on providing healthy food delivery, medical supplies, and weekly check-ins with immigrant women over the age of 65 who may have a limited family support.
Dolores Huerta Foundation | Kern County & Central Valley
Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a community organization that empowers farmworker families and immigrant communities to be change agents. DHF organizes youth, adults and elders to pursue social justice by engaging and developing natural community leaders. The organization is supporting families with immediate relief as well as organizing to address the systemic inequities in the Valley.
Every Neighborhood Partnership | Fresno County
Every Neighborhood Partnership (ENP) equips and empowers community members to be change agents in their own neighborhoods. ENP connect churches and other community partners with elementary schools and works with parents to support the development of healthy communities. ENP is serving as a critical partner in providing food, literacy training, and coordination of critical resources for low-income families in greatest need.
ExpresArte Wellness Collective | Tulare
Expresarte is a project that is increasing access to mental health services. They work with rural residents who might identify as queer, trans, disabled, bicultural, binational, and undocumented. They explore different modalities of healing such as circles, dancing, and art making. ExpresArte has launched virtual circles since COVID-19 to support ongoing healing programs such as “Not Your Mom’s Support Group” — which creates healing space for folks with chronic illness or disabilities.
Faith in the Valley | Central Valley
Faith in the Valley (FIV) advances a movement for racial, economic, and environmental justice in local communities by building skills and leadership capacity of residents to lead transformational change. FIV is a faith-based nonprofit that has a deep presence in the region. They are responding to immediate needs while also leading critical advocacy around tenant rights, criminal justice reform, and immigrant rights.
Fathers and Families of San Joaquin | San Joaquin County
Fathers and Families of San Joaquin (FFSJ) is a progressive community organization working on the front lines of racial justice, community healing, trauma informed healing, community re-entry and more in the city of Stockton. FFSJ has taken quick action to deliver food and medicine to elders, to provide additional mental health access, and to advocate tirelessly for criminal justice reform and housing rights.
Fresno Barrios Unidos | Fresno County
Fresno Barrios Unidos provides unconditional support, love and guidance for youth, young adults and their families in Fresno. FBU offers critical leadership development training, mental health access and advocacy centering the voices and leadership of those most impacted by violence and intergenerational poverty. FBU is supporting youth and their families during COVID-19 by providing basic needs and access to culturally rooted programming that helps people heal.
La Cooperative Campesina | Central Valley & Statewide
La Cooperativa Campesina is a statewide association of nonprofits implementing and administering innovative programs to improve and support the lives of California’s farmworkers, their families, and rural communities. La Cooperativa Campesina’s member agencies are providing emergency services that include housing assistance, workforce training, community food banks, childcare, and other critical resources.
The Latino Commission | Tulare County
The Latino Commission (TLC) is a leader in providing culturally rooted healing interventions for individuals and low-income Latino families that work in agriculture. TLC provides “La Cultura Cura/Culture Cures” afterschool programs and access to critical leadership development services for the whole family. During COVID-19, their services in the rural community of Cutller-Orosi are more important than ever.
Lideres Campesinas | Central Valley wide
Lideres Campesinas is a farmworker leadership network that empowers and strengthens women and girls to be agents of economic, social, and political change and ensure their human rights. Lideres Campensinas provides leadership development and education to farmworkers and their families. The organization’s leaders are working to protect farmworker safety amid COVID-19 by ensuring they have access to potentially lifesaving information.
Nuestra Casa of East Palo Alto | San Mateo County
Nuestra Casa works to uplift Latino families in East Palo Alto through community organizing and leadership development. Nuestra Casa uses collective power to shape policies and programs to make communities more equitable, prosperous, and healthy. They are operating a food bank, serving needs of parents, and working with undocumented families to address wage loss and rental assistance.
One Day At a Time (ODAT) | East Contra Costa County
One Day at a Time (ODAT) is a community anchor in the East Contra Costa County that offers low-income youth a supportive network of peers, opportunities for educational and personal growth, and empowers them to lead positive lives. ODAT is support young people by coordinating with the local school district, offering food, coaching and sharing critical resources
Pequenos Empresarios | Madera County
Pequeños Empresarios educates and mentors elementary school aged children about entrepreneurship through various workshops in Spanish to develop their connections to community, to honor their cultural heritage, and to improve familial bonds. They improve self-esteem, knowledge in finance, and build live long learners. During COVID-19, they are supporting low-income families with educational workshops and mental health outreach and support.
PIQE | Fresno & Statewide
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) is a nationwide organization with a strong statewide presence in California. PIQE provides families with the knowledge and skills to partner with schools and communities to ensure their children achieve their full potential. In response to COVID-19, they are supporting California families with online connectivity and navigation, bridging families to resources, and helping families re-engage and transition to distance learning.
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos | Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos is an anchor organization that promotes peace, multicultural social justice, economic equity, and community healing. Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos is supporting the Latino community during this crisis by offering weekly food distribution, housing support, and access to culturally rooted community healing.
Services and Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) | Santa Clara County
SIREN works to empower immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, policy advocacy, civic engagement and low-cost and or free legal services. SIREN’s advocacy, bi-lingual resources and immigrant support is critical during this time.
South Modesto Partnerships | Stanislaus County
South Modesto Partnerships develops powerful networks between South Modesto local residents, faith-based institutions, and community leaders to promote healthy lifestyles, economic mobility, and STEAM education for low-income youth. They are working to meet the immediate needs of low-income families and to support parents with critical information and resources.
TODEC Legal Center | Riverside County
TODEC works to empower disenfranchised immigrant communities in the Inland Empire to become economically, socially, and civically self-sufficient while enhancing individual self-esteem and community health. TODEC provides immigration legal services, community education, leadership development and more. They are offering food, critical resources, and actively advocating for improved health policies.
United Farmworkers Foundation | Central Valley & Statewide
United Farmworkers (UFW) Foundation works to empower immigrant farmworker communities by providing creating access to credible immigration legal advice, and educational outreach and leadership development training. They are serving thousands of meals with the intent to engage farmworkers, leading advocacy for families in ICE Detention Centers, and Latinos in the democratic process. working closely with agricultural companies in the region to ensure safety and wellbeing for workers.
Western Service Workers Association | Sacramento
Western Service Workers Association (WSWA) is a volunteer-run membership association built to advance all low-wage worker rights and economic justice. WSWA is supporting the local community’s immediate needs while pursuing and fighting for long-term solutions. WSWA’s programs provide direct relief through emergency food distribution, preventative medical care, non-emergency dental care, legal advice, and more.
Youth Alliance | San Benito County
Youth Alliance (YA) is an anchor organization in the Hollister, Gilroy & Aromas, and San Juan Bautista area that guides and challenges Latino youth to realize their professional and civic potential through after-school, summer, prevention programs, bilingual counseling, case management, and community engagement. During COVID-19, YA’s bilingual/bicultural staff are delivering diapers to teen parents, offering mental health support, conducting critical advocacy and sharing all regional resources with low-income families.
Latino Giving Circle Network Rapid Response Grantees:
ACT for Women and Girls | Tulare County
ACT is a reproductive justice organization in the Central Valley building power through leadership development, community organizing, advocacy, and policy change in our community. ACT has been tirelessly working to support teen moms by providing diapers, resources, and much needed mental health access for all, including LGBTQ youth who don’t feel welcomed or safe at home.
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueno (CBDIO) | Fresno and Madera Counties
CBDIO is an organization that promotes and strengthens civic participation, economic, social, cultural development and resistance of indigenous communities. CBDIO is providing critical translation of COVID-19 resources and essential support to indigenous residents in the Central Valley.
Community Center for Arts and Technology (CCAT) | Fresno County
CCAT offers technology-based and cultural education to underserved youth and their families in Fresno and rural communities of the Central Valley. CCAT has been steadfast in distributing food to elders, sewing masks for farmworkers, and providing cash assistance to undocumented families who have experienced wage loss.
Centro La Familia | Fresno County
Centro La Familia Advocacy Services empowers families to obtain life sustaining resources. They advocate, share resources and assist families through health and wellness programs, support to survivors of domestic violence, immigration services, and parent education.
Inclusive Action for the City | Los Angeles County
Inclusive Action for the City is a community development organization whose mission is to bring people together to build strong, local economies that uplift low-income urban communities through advocacy and transformative economic development initiatives. Inclusive Action has become a leader in the citywide campaign to create a permit system for street vendors and offers micro-finance programs to support small businesses in low-income neighborhoods with capital and coaching. They launched a Fund to support street vendors affected by COVID-19.
La Luz Center | Sonoma County
La Luz serves as catalyst for change in Sonoma Valley through health, education, economic empowerment and community advocacy. They are trailblazing a pathway to a strong middle class through skill building programs that level the economic playing field for low income families through financing and coaching for entrepreneurs. During COVID-19, they are supporting families and entrepreneurs with wage loss, resources, and access to basic needs.
Monument Impact | Contra Costa County
Monument Impact ensures that immigrants, refugees and low-income residents in Concord and surrounding communities have the voice, tools and relationships for an equitable share of the social and economic wealth in the region. Their integrated programs focus on building workforce skills, promoting health and ensuring the community’s voice is heard on critical local issues impacting local immigrant families. During COVID they are supporting the most vulnerable families in the region.
West Side Youth | Fresno County
West Side Youth is a multi-service center that connects residents to wholesome activities and valuable programming in Mendota, a farmworking community rural Fresno. They work with youth and immigrant families by providing a food pantry, warm meals, and organizing residents to advocate for more services.
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