United Latinx Fund
United Latinx Fund Mission
For nearly 30 years, United Latinx Fund (ULF) is Los Angeles’ leading foundation and philanthropic resource created for and by Latinx that transforms, uplifts and improves our community's quality of life by investing in sustainable, community driven-solutions. With generous support from workplace giving campaigns, ULF funds nonprofit organizations that deeply impact the communities they serve.
Organizational Description and History
In 1989 a Task Force of community leaders convened to respond to the lack of public and private investment in the Latinx community throughout greater Los Angeles. The Task Force found that the limited resources allocated by public and private institutions imposed many restrictions and rarely invested in organizational capacity. The Task Force also determined that the Latinx community needed a vehicle for charitable giving to provide long-term investments in nonprofits that served our community. The United Latinx Fund (ULF) was launched in 1990 to give Latinx greater control to determine the community’s needs, and the strategies employed to respond to them.
Over the past 20 years, the United Latinx Fund has become a prominent philanthropic organization in the Los Angeles area, and is one among a few Latino funds throughout the United States. As a fund distribution agency, ULF coordinates fundraising campaigns through workplace giving programs with the Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the State of California, and the Combined Federal Campaign to name a few. The United Latinx Fund allocates workplace-giving funds through the community grants program. With the generous support of employee donations, ULF has established itself as one of the only funds dedicated to advancing the lives of Latinx in Los Angeles County.
Arts in Action (Boyle Heights)
Youth Speak Collective (San Fernando)
The Laurel Foundation- Camp Laurel
KIWA (Koreatown) Ktown Farms & Gardens
Through our Community Grants Program, ULF gives grants to deserving, grassroots, nonprofit organizations. Employee donations help ULF fund programs that serve the Latinx community in the areas of education (in particular non-profit organizations that offer after-school programs), and health & wellness (diabetes and obesity prevention in the Latino community).
Health & Wellness
Negative environmental factors lead to a decrease in quality of life. Examples of programs funded through the health and wellness initiative will:
· Help prevent diabetes, obesity, and heart disease in our communities;
· Create access to fresh foods in food deserts;
· Provide nutritional cooking classes for Latino children and adults;
· Increase literacy in the primary grades;
· Provide mentorship and leadership opportunities for youth in high school;
· Create access of S.T.E.A.M curriculum in Latino communities.
For more information on workplace giving, please contact:
Contact Person: Richard Corral
Richard Xavier Corral
United Latinx Fund
201 N. Brand Avenue #200
Glendale, CA 91203