Creating impactful changes in the day-to-day lives of San Diego families who want to create a safe, stable life for themselves and opportunities for their children. We are positively impacting our communities through action, caring and providing resources for those in need.
We are people helping people.
We are the helping hand that hard-working families and individuals need to break the cycle of poverty and open the door to a successful future.
We provide education, nutrition and housing services to families across San Diego and while our roots are in advocacy for the Chicano population, we are dedicated to providing opportunities for ALL San Diegans in need.
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Years Helping San Diego
Established in 1969 by civil rights advocates, we advocate for, and directly impact, the lives of all San Diegans in need.
Million Dollar Budget
We are proud to serve more than 8,000 people a year. For us that's 8,000 potential success stories. We provide, resources , engagement and personal connection.
Thousand people served each year
We are dedicated to providing meaningful interactions with each child and their family to make a lasting impact on their lives.
"All success comes with great effort and dedication. Moving to a new country, adjusting to a new culture, new people, new rules, was a huge shock for my family and me when we arrived in the United States in March 2014.
The first years were tough, but we were fortunate to have the Chicano Federation on our side. Not only did they have great management and dedicated, caring site managers, they were able to provide us with a wonderful large apartment in City Heights at a very affordable rent – close to my work at the Alliance for African Assistance and to other refugees living in the area.
My family and I are deeply grateful to the Chicano Federation for making the transition to our new homeland so much easier. You have made a difference for us and so many others!"
– Jalili Shafiqullah
Case Worker, Alliance for African Assistance
For decades now, the business community in San Diego County and beyond has embraced the Chicano Federation. We are very fortunate to have many caring benefactors who believe that supporting people in need is an investment worth making. We assist corporations of all types, sizes and industries in structuring partnerships with us to meet our shared goals.
Grants from private foundations support all of our services. Our programs reach thousands of children and families each year. Grant the Chicano Federation general operating support or specific program or project support.
The Chicano Federation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (#23-7085960). Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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