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HF Awards more than $300K to Latino Community-Based Organizations PDF Print E-mail

Within the first decade, the Hispanic Federation’s CORE (Community Organization Resource Expansion) Initiative was established to help support Latino nonprofits with grants for core operating expenses.  Whether it was underwriting the costs of a financial audit or supporting a construction project to make an agency’s building accessible and efficient, the CORE Initiative provided grants that private philanthropy and government funders typically eschewed.  “The CORE Initiative was designed to provide our agencies with the financial support for projects they needed but would have difficulty funding from traditional sources,” said Hispanic Federation President José Calderón.  “Some of these projects weren’t attention-getting but they were critical to the success of our agencies.” HF’s signature grant-making program is central to the Federation’s mission of fortifying Hispanic nonprofits.

This year, the Hispanic Federation has awarded $368,000 to 20 member agencies to support their core operations.  Among this year’s grant recipients are local and national agencies from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Here are all 2015 CORE awardees. Please join us in celebrating them!

Mayor de Blasio welcomes Hispanic Federation and Member Agencies To City Hall PDF Print E-mail

On September 3rd, Hispanic Federation and a group of more than 30 Latino community-based organizations from throughout New York City met with Mayor Bill de Blasio to talk discuss some of the key challenges facing our communities.

"We've had a lot of engagement with the Mayor's leadership team over this past year and a half but it's always important that he hear directly from people on the ground who are helping to uplift our communities, “ said HF President José Calderón. “We had a great turnout and were able to have a frank and useful discussion with the Mayor about the ways in which his administration can partner with our leadership to tackle some difficult challenges.” 


HF Launches Asthma/COPD Awareness Campaign PDF Print E-mail

Asthma is at crisis levels in Latino communities.  Latinos have disproportionately high rates of emergency room visits, hospital admissions and deaths caused by the disease.  In New York City, asthma causes havoc in Latino communities from the Bronx to Newark, New Jersey. This month, Hispanic Federation is fighting back against asthma. In partnership with AstraZeneca, through its media networks and family of community-based organizations, HF aims to implement a community education and advocacy campaign, Hispanic Lung Health Education Campaign.  The campaign kicks off on September 17, 2015 with a week-long Hispanic Asthma Call to Action when HF will activate 12 member agency sites across New York City and North New Jersey (Essex and Hudson counties), as designated asthma resource centers for Hispanics.

Ford Foundation Makes Two-Year, $500K Investment in HF PDF Print E-mail

HF was founded in 1990 after a study highlighted inequities facing both low-income Latinos and the nonprofits which serve them.  And while Latinos have scored notable demographic, economic and social advances since then, 2015 finds Hispanics, especially low-income, low-skill Latinos still facing many serious challenges.  Latinas, for instance, continue to experience disproportionate reproductive health disparities as compared to the general population of women in the United States, yet are not fully engaged in fighting for their reproductive and health access rights.  And Latino and immigrant low-income, low-skilled workers in New York City face significant institutional and human barriers to finding employment.

Back in 1990, the Ford Foundation was one of our most important partners.  That partnership began a new chapter this past June, when the foundation made a historic, two-year investment of $500,000 in the HF’s general operations.

Sign up for Entre Familia: HF’s Nonprofit Learning Series PDF Print E-mail

Entre Familia is a series of workshops providing member agency staff with capacity-building trainings and professional development opportunities. The trainings are offered to ensure that our members and grantees are receiving the latest information about the nonprofit industry’s best practices. Expert facilitators, including HF senior staff members, engage participants with information vital to the growth and sustainability of our nonprofit community. Workshops cover topics such as event planning, fundraising, financial management, communications, information management, board development and more.


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