The United Latino Fund Cycle of Giving.
Over the past 20 years, the United Latino Fund has become a prominent philanthropic organization in the Los Angeles area, and is one of a few Latino funds throughout the United States. As a fund distribution agency, ULF coordinates fundraising campaigns, in workplace giving programs. The United Latino Fund allocates workplace-giving funds through the community grants program.
ULF Representative, Abraham Paez, joins Los Angeles County CEO William Fujioka and Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky in collecting the 2011 Charitable Giving Campaign check. The employees of LA County generously donated $1,100,000.00 to charity.
The United Latino Fund is also part of the METRO Combined Charitable Campaign.
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Our Funding Initiatives
Through our Community Grants Program, ULF is able to give grants to deserving, grassroots, non-profit organizations. Employee donations help ULF fund programs that serve the Latino community in the areas of education- in particular non-profit organizations that offer after school activities that help keep youth safe and healthy; and health & wellness- particularly funding organizations that are helping to prevent diabetes and obesity in the Latino community.
Health & Wellness
Negative environmental factors lead to a decrease in quality of life. Non-profits funded through the health and wellness area will:
• Programs that help prevent diabetes, obesity, and heart disease in our communities;
• Create access to organic foods in food deserts;
• Provide nutritional cooking classes for Latino children and adults;
• After school programs for children in between grades 4th-12th that help increase literacy in the school aged grades; provide mentorship and leadership opportunities for youth in high school; increase college awareness for all Latinos.
• Programs training youth to use technology to advance their competitiveness in STEM.
• Programs that create a safe after school-learning environment for Latina youth, in particular programs that increase the access of STEM to Latinas.
In Los Angeles County, only 9.3% of Latinos and 10.8% of Latinas (over 25) have a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher.