LCF has developed community leadership and engagement through capacity building, leadership development and investment in community projects. It has provided training and issue education to more than 1,000 community members and youth.
Last year, LCF increased civic participation through contact with direct phone calls to more than 8,000 residents, and reached many more thousand in Eastern Washington through radio. It successfully advocated for the largest allocation to farmworker housing of $27 million, and for inclusive admission policies for talented undocumented students to attend UW School of Medicine.
LCF has invested over $280,000 in community grants, awards, scholarships, and sponsorships to promote and improve education, economic empowerment, arts and culture, civic engagement, health, environmental and climate justice.
Some of the organizations that have received grant awards include:
Bailadores de Bronce
Community to Community Development
Consejo Counseling & Referral Service
El Centro de La Raza
EWU Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA)
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance
La Casa Hogar
La Cima Bilingual Leadership Camp
Latinos for Communities Transformation
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Para los Niños
Proyecto Mole Youth Leadership
Seattle Latino Film Festival
UW Latino Student Union
UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars
Viva Hispanic Foundation
Impact from grant awards has preserved and sustained vital programs for children, youth and families. Award recipients have leveraged their LCF award to attract additional funding and increase their capacity to serve thousands more in the community.
LCF has assisted over 3,000 individuals to access health care resources through the Healthy Latino Families Initiative in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties since 2012. LCF has informed and engaged over 2,000 individuals in the Latino community in South King County on Environmental Justice issues. Through these programs, LCF has trained many volunteers to provide outreach and education through the Healthy Latino Families Initiative programs.