2019 Community Resilience Grants
California is home to almost 11 million immigrants, with over one-quarter of the state’s population foreign-born. Fully half of California’s children have at least one immigrant parent. We are learning from our grantees, our research with the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the academic literature that immigrant communities in California are currently experiencing serious trauma and immense stress. In October, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a Foundation-funded issue brief, Addressing Health and Social Needs of Immigrant Families: Lessons from Local Communities, that vividly shows how the changing political and policy environment is increasing fear among immigrant families, leading to anxiety and depression that is placing greater pressure on communities and the organizations serving them. Limited access to mental health care and an increasing fear of enrolling in public programs are negatively affecting the health and well-being of families.
In Q3 2019, the Foundation made a series of grants to provide general operating support to community-based organizations that are strengthening community resilience as a pathway to prevention among high-need immigrant communities in the state.
Below is a list of these organizations and grants.
- Dolores C. Huerta Foundation $200,000
- Farmworkers Institute of Education and Leadership Development $200,000
- Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) $200,000
- Centro Community Hispanic Association Inc (Centro CHA Inc.) $200,000
- Korean Resource Center $200,000
- Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Inc $100,000
- Access California Services $200,000
- Latino Center for Prevention and Action in Health and Welfare $200,000
- Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc. $200,000
- The Cambodian Family $200,000
- El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center $200,000
- Organizacion en California de Lideres Campesinas, Inc. $200,000