Courageous. Hopeful. Determined. That is what it looks like to show up with love, not fear
Over the past three months, you—the Latino Community Foundation family—have shown up strong. You have demonstrated your commitment to community and to social change.
Since March, our collective efforts have grown the Love Not Fear Fund to $1.5 million with contributions still coming in from across the nation.
To date, we have invested more than $500,000 into 40+ organizations doing vital life-saving work. These nonprofits stand alongside our undocumented, farmworker, and senior members of our community. They are on the defense and the offense—supporting families while making time to organize and radically re-imagine our world. Here is a snapshot of some of our funded
• In Bakersfield, Oxnard and Salinas—the UFW Foundation has served 110,00 meals, shared critical resources and are now leading federal advocacy for the FARM Laborers Protection Act because agricultural relief funds did not require recipients to take any particular steps to support their workers.
• In Fresno, Cultiva La Salud is providing healthy food delivery, medical supplies, and weekly check-ins with immigrant women over the age of 65 who have limited family support.
• In Eastern Coachella Valley, Alianza is supporting families by providing door-to-door food distribution, healthcare advocacy, and connecting immigrant families to critical resources.
However, this work is far from over. In California, coronavirus cases are surging and the toll on Latino communities is only getting worse. That’s why the third phase of Love not Fear Fund will focus on dismantling deeply inequitable and racist systems. We will invest in community organizing, art as activism, and multi-racial power building to re-imagine our collective future.
The pandemic has created fear and great uncertainty. At LCF, we remain focused on and guided by love. With your partnership, we will continue to show up stronger and more powerful than ever. Thank you for investing in change, not charity.