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December 2nd: Day of Action for Puerto Rico PDF Print E-mail

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Hispanic Federation Statement on Joint U.S.-Puerto Rico Agreement to Restore the Caño Martín Peña PDF Print E-mail

The joint U.S.-Puerto Rico agreement to restore the Caño Martín Peña ecosystem is a welcomed example of the type of collaboration and investment that Puerto Rico so desperately needs right now and over the coming months. The long overdue clean-up will begin to improve environmental conditions, prevent further public health risk and generate vital economic opportunity for the more than 25,000 U.S. Citizens living in surrounding communities.

HF Officially Opens Its Doors In Florida PDF Print E-mail

When Hispanic Federation was founded, our purpose was clear: support Latino-led community-based organizations in New York City.  In the quarter century since, we have expanded not only our scope of work, but our reach.  In 2006, we launched a satellite office in Washington D.C. In 2012, we did the same in Connecticut.  This June, we opted for a warmer and much-needed home in Florida.

Meet Our New Grantees! PDF Print E-mail

Earlier this month we awarded more than $350,000 in capacity-building grants to 20 Latino community-based organizations. Capacity-building support for Latino grassroots service providers and advocates? Well, YES, that's what we do! Click here to find out more about these twenty amazing organizations and the funding we're grateful to provide them.

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

Letter from the President: October 30, 2015 PDF Print E-mail

There is an old Spanish refrán that has crept into my mind a great deal lately: ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente.  The equivalent of the adage in English would be, “out of sight, out of mind.”  In either language, the point is largely the same, when we don’t see something regularly, we tend to forget about it, or worse, lose our emotional connection to it.

Unfortunately, this is precisely what has happened in the last few months with the unaccompanied minor crisis in the United States.  Last year, at the height of the crisis, social media, newspapers and television news programs were filled with debate about the fate of the thousands of Latin American children who arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in search of safety and security.  Many groups, including Hispanic Federation, understood the need for a robust response to this humanitarian crisis.  Predictably, some in Congress and other opponents of immigration reform, used the crisis to call for even greater enforcement at the border and for deportations.

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