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Hispanic Federation Awards $2.75 Million to Community Based Organizations For Emergency COVID-19 Relief Aid to Vulnerable Families and Communities Across the Nation

To date the fund has supported a total of 280 non-profit organizations in 26 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2020


NEW YORK
  As Latino communities across the United States continue to be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hispanic Federation announced its third round of grants, over $2.75 million to 151 Latino community-based nonprofits serving vulnerable families and individuals across 22 states and Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. These grantees continue to provide emergency aid and educational support to the most at-risk and impacted segments of the Latino community – seniors, children and families living in poverty, undocumented immigrants, farmworkers, day laborers, poultry and meatpacking plant workers, individuals without health insurance, and migrant families and refugees.

“These organizations support local, Latino communities who are experiencing grave medical and economic hardships due to the loss of employment and catastrophic illness caused by the pandemic. Latinos continue to struggle with meeting basic needs such as food, housing and medicine and these organizations are leading the way in helping thousands of families and individuals survive these difficult times. We are grateful for the vital work each of these Latino frontline service providers are doing and look forward to continuing to partner with them to provide support, care and hope to those most in need,” said Frankie Miranda, President and CEO of the Hispanic Federation.

In close collaboration with the Miranda Family, the Hispanic Federation’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund has supported over 1,000 institutions across the nation since mid-March, helping to provide Latino, Black and Immigrant families and communities with food, cash, coronavirus testing, housing, education, health care, workforce development, small business support and other critical assistance. To date, more than $14 million has been committed by the Federation to make these efforts possible, including over $6.5M to 280 nonprofit organizations in 26 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Details about our latest round of grantees can be found below.

Those interested in supporting the Federation’s next phase of COVID-19 emergency relief assistance grantmaking can contribute through our donor website portal or by contacting our Chief Development Officer, Ivy Fairchild, at ifairchild@hispanicfederation.org.

HF Third Round COVID-19 Grant Recipients

ALABAMA

ARIZONA

  • Chicanos Por La Causa, $50,000 – To support local small businesses and nonprofits in crisis in Maricopa County.
  • Promise Arizona, $25,000 – To provide direct cash and food assistance to vulnerable immigrant families in Maricopa County.
  • Valle del Sol, $25,000 – To purchase rapid testing machines to expand its COVID-19 testing operations in Maricopa County.

CALIFORNIA

  • Alianza Coachella Valley, $10,000 – To provide cash assistance to Coachella Valley’s most economically disadvantaged communities.
  • Center for Farmworker Families, $10,000 – To provide rental assistance to farmworkers and their families in the state’s Central Coast.
  • Central Valley Mutual Aid & Collective Care Network, $10,000 – To deliver cash assistance to immigrants who do not qualify for unemployment or federal relief programs.
  • CHIRLA, $25,000 – To support organization’s frontline workers and COVID-19 relief operations in Los Angeles County.
  • Clinica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero, $25,000 – To provide food assistance for low-income immigrants in Los Angeles who have been excluded from federal government support.
  • Dolores Huerta Foundation, $10,000 – To provide direct cash assistance to farmworker and immigrant communities in Kern County and the Central Valley region.
  • Fresno Barrios Unidos, $10,000 – To purchase laptops and tablets for staff to continue its counseling and healing circles for young people, young women, and young parents.
  • HOMEY, $25,000 – To provide food assistance, housing and rental support to high-risk youth and their families in San Francisco County.
  • Instituto Familiar de la Raza, $10,000 – To fund organization’s rapid response operations for Latino youth and families in San Francisco County.
  • Mission Neighborhood Centers, $10,000 – To provide cash and food assistance to struggling families in San Francisco County.
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), $10,000 – To help low-income parents in Fresno County develop online skills to obtain services and assistance virtually.
  • Youth Alliance of Hollister, $10,000 – To purchase hygiene kits and provide mental health support for Latino youth in San Benito County.

CONNECTICUT

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

  • Latino Community Fund of Georgia - $75,000 – To support the work of several local nonprofits working to support Latino, Black and Immigrant communities across the state.

KANSAS

ILLINOIS

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores, $25,000 – To provide financial assistance to Latino immigrant workers in New Bedford who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
  • Chelsea Collaborative, $25,000 – To help Chelsea residents apply for social services and provide robust advocacy at the state level for rental relief for immigrant families.

MISSOURI

  • Guadalupe Centers, $35,000 – To provide direct cash assistance to poor and vulnerable households in the Greater Kansas City region.

NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

  • Con Alma Health Foundation, $50,000 – To support the work of several local nonprofits working to support Latino and Immigrant communities across the state.

NEW YORK

  • Centro de Recursos Educativos Por Adultos (CREA), $15,000 – To provide immigrants in East Harlem with online adult education services.
  • Churches United for Fair Housing, $20,000 – To provide vulnerable families in Brooklyn with direct cash assistance.
  • Comunilife, $25,000 – To support organization’s COVID-19 Medical Respite Program, which is providing housing to homeless hospital patients still recovering from the virus.
  • El Centro Hispano, $15,000 – To support organization’s outdoor food distribution operations in Westchester County.
  • Exodus Transitional Community, $75,000 – To support organization’s emergency hotel operation, which is housing and caring for people released from prison to help stem the spread of the virus among the City’s jail population.
  • Hispanic Counseling Center, $15,000 – To support their telehealth operations in Nassau County, Long Island.
  • Laundry Workers Center, $25,000 – To provide vulnerable low-income workers with cash cards to support basic needs.
  • Mixteca Organization, $15,000 – To support the translation of COVID-19 related information to various indigenous languages and conduct outreach to said communities.
  • New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), $25,000 – To provide cash assistance to Latino day laborers in Queens.
  • Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR), $20,000 – To provide food assistance to immigrants in Washington Heights and Inwood.
  • Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), $15,000 – To provide food and cash assistance to immigrant families in Washington Heights and Inwood.
  • OLA of Eastern Long Island, $20,000 – To provide food and cash assistance to undocumented immigrants on the East End of Long Island.
  • Regional Aid for Interim Needs (RAIN), $15,000 – To provide home delivered meals to homebound older adults in the Bronx.
  • Spanish Action League of Onondaga County (La Liga), $15,000 – To support organization’s emergency hunger relief program in Syracuse.
  • The Resource Center (The Hopeline), $15,000 – To support their general operations and services to community members in the Bronx.
  • Violence Intervention Program, $20,000 – To help support the reactivation of the organization’s emergency aid program for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Voces Latinas, $20,000 – To provide direct cash and food assistance to immigrants in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, Queens.
  • We Stay Nos Quedamos, New York, $15,000 – To provide additional rental and housing advocacy assistance to low-income tenants in the Bronx.

NEVADA

  • Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center, $50,000 – To provide direct cash assistance to day laborers in Las Vegas who are struggling with lost and reduced wages.

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Asociación de Mexicanos en Carolina del Norte (AMEXCAN), $25,000 – To provide food to Latino immigrants across Eastern North Carolina.
  • Carolina Migrant Network, $15,000 – To provide legal support to immigrants facing removal proceedings in the Charlotte area.
  • Comunidad Colectiva, $45,000 – To provide direct cash assistance to vulnerable immigrant families in Mecklenburg County.
  • El Centro Hispano, $15,000 – To provide food, rental and utilities assistance, education, masks, and testing to Latinos in the Durham and Raleigh areas.
  • El Pueblo, $20,000 – To provide aid to community members in Raleigh who find themselves out of work.
  • El Puente Hispano, $10,000 – To provide monthly food vouchers to struggling immigrants in the Charlotte metropolitan area.
  • Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, $15,000 – To provide support to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Johnson, Harnett and Sampson counties.
  • FaithAction International House, $25,000 – To provide cash assistance to help needy families across the state with rent, health and legal needs.
  • Henderson Resiste (True Ridge), $15,000 – To create the first Latino-run food bank in Henderson County.
  • Hispanic League, $10,000 – To address hunger in the Winston-Salem Latino community.
  • Prospera, $10,000 – To support struggling Hispanic small business owners in the Charlotte region.
  • Latin American Coalition, $15,000 – To fund and support a COVID-19 help line, which is providing virus-related information and assistance to Charlotte’s Hispanic community.
  • Latin-19 (Duke University), $25,000 – To bring together key stakeholders in the state to develop strategies that will reduce the Latino population’s vulnerability to COVID-19.
  • OurBRIDGE for Kids, $15,000 – To support their “Hot Meals for Children” program in the Charlotte region.
  • Student Action with Farmworkers, $15,000 – To support social services for farmworkers across rural areas of the state.
  • True Ridge, $35,000 – To provide direct cash assistance to underserved families and communities in Henderson County.

OREGON

  • Latino Community Association, $25,000 – To provide direct cash, rental, utility, and food assistance to vulnerable Latino families in Central Oregon.
  • Unete Center for Farmworker Advocacy (Natives of One Wind Indigenous Alliance), $25,000 – To provide direct cash assistance to farmworker families displaced by wildfires and impacted by COVID-19.

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Asociacion Puertorriquenos En Marcha (APM), $25,000 – To provide food packages to senior citizens in Philadelphia.
  • Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, $15,000 – To support the purchase of protective equipment needed for the organization’s senior center in Reading and Berks County.
  • Concilio, $25,000 – To support PPE enhancements to organization’s headquarters in Philadelphia, allowing in-person access to their office for specific program hours.
  • HACE, $25,000 – To provide food assistance to its senior residents in Philadelphia.
  • Spanish American Civic Association, $10,000 – To produce weekly COVID-19 educational radio shows for Lancaster’s Latino population.

PUERTO RICO

RHODE ISLAND

  • Progreso Latino, $25,000 – To provide food and cash assistance to immigrant and undocumented families in Providence and Central Falls.

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • PASOs (University of South Carolina), $25,000 – To purchase supplies and care packages for Latinos adversely impacted by COVID-19.

TENNESSEE

  • Conexión Americas, $25,000 – To provide direct cash assistance to poor and vulnerable Latino households in Nashville.
  • La Paz Chattanooga, $25,000 – To support COVID-19 operational costs.

TEXAS

  • Community Council of South Central Texas, $25,000 – To provide cash assistance to low-income families impacted financially by COVID-19 in 23 counties in South Central Texas.
  • El Centro de Corazón, $25,000 – To purchase PPE medical supplies and support its COVID-19 testing operations for Latino communities in the East End of Houston.
  • La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), $25,000 – To support the organization’s COVID-19 relief operations in South Texas.
  • SER Jobs for Progress National, $25,000 – To provide job training and workforce development assistance to mature Latino workers in the state.

WASHINGTON D.C.

  • La Clinica del Pueblo, $25,000 – To provide general operating support and assistance for the clinic’s tele-health services.

WASHINGTON STATE