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NYC Municipal ID Law Signed PDF Print E-mail


Starting next year, New York City will have the largest municipal ID program in the country. This landmark legislation - which will allow all New Yorkers to more readily engage with government agencies, law enforcement and financial institutions - was signed into law in July thanks to the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and lead bill sponsors Council Members Daniel Dromm and Carlos Menchaca. A broad coalition of community advocates and leaders was instrumental in making this legislation possible.

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President's Message: 7.25.14 PDF Print E-mail

We are extremely proud to have been at the forefront of the development and passage of a $2.5 million Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) in New York City's budget. This unprecedented initiative – first in the history of the New York City Council - is the culmination of a hard-fought, three-year long grassroots effort by a broad and diverse coalition led by HF.

This initiative goes to the heart of our mission. As many of you know, the Hispanic Federation was created to support the work of Latino community-based organizations and I am deeply gratified that we have a track record of delivering on that promise that is unparalleled in our community. Through direct grants and organizational development assistance, HF has invested more than 40 million dollars over the past two decades to support the administration, programs and advocacy efforts of its Latino nonprofit network. It is a remarkable history of impact. However, our work is far from done.

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HF Awarded $380K Kellogg Grant to Launch Campaign for Children's Future PDF Print E-mail

The Hispanic Federation was awarded a two-year, $380,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to launch its Campaign for Children’s Future, an unprecedented and groundbreaking initiative aimed at mobilizing individual donors to support Early Childhood/Pre-K education in the Latino community.

"Research has shown that low-income Latino children who experience just one year of pre-school make dramatic improvements in achievement and behavior,” said Jose Calderón, HF’s President. “The Campaign for Children’s Future sounds a clarion call to donors big and small to fund early childhood and Pre-K education. We will channel their gifts into proven programs that increase long-term academic success among Latino children.”

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HF Advocates for Hispanic Community on Capitol Hill PDF Print E-mail

Hispanic Federation and member agency leaders were on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. recently for the organization’s 2nd Annual D.C. Advocacy Summit.

As Congress prepares for the Mid-Term Election in November, members met with our leadership to discuss critical issues that impact the Latino community including immigration reform, voting rights, and the environment.

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HF Assisting New Yorkers with Health Insurance Enrollment PDF Print E-mail

Need Health Insurance? We can help you find out if you are eligible through the New York State of Health Marketplace.

Hispanic Federation, one of the funded agencies by the New York Department of Health, is providing assistance to New York residents with the enrollment process in the New York State of Health Marketplace for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Qualified Health Plans. HF is also helping small businesses in New York with enrollment process in the New York State of Health Marketplace for Qualified Health Plans for Employers and Employees.

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