Providing Support to our Communities

Our Impact

Chicano Federation has been at the forefront of promoting equity for aspiring communities during this year of unprecedented crises. While others have had to decrease their level of programming, Chicano Federation has increased our services and programming in response to the many emerging community needs in 2020. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our partners, collaborators, and staff throughout the pandemic, we are providing services to more people than ever before.

Chicano Federation programs reach the majority of the western half of San Diego County, as well as Coachella Valley and Orange County.

While our roots are in advocacy of the Latino community, we currently help a range of ethnic groups.

Families Were Provided with Our Child-Centered Services
Healthy Meals Distributed to Children and Families
Residents Happily Call Our 9 Properties Home
More Women of Color Obtained Licenses to Open Their Own Small Businesses Thanks to Our Workforce Development Program

Covid-19 Community Response

Within the first few weeks of the pandemic, many families, child care providers, and residents in our network experienced hardship. For this reason, our response to the pandemic was swift, immediately springing into action in support of our communities. Through our programs, advocacy, and novel endeavors, we have worked every day to ensure everyone throughout San Diego County has the materials and resources to stay safe and healthy.

Covid-19 Safety Kits Distributed
Families were Supported with Rent Relief or Financial Assistance
Computers and iPads were Provided to Families for Distance Learning
Boxes of Diapers Distributed to Families
Families were Provided with Children's Toys and Holiday Meals
Childcare providers were provided with cleaning supplies
People were Engaged in Census and Voter Outreach

Stories of Success

"For 50 years, the Chicano Federation has worked tirelessly for our community, especially working women. By providing our community with access to child care, early childhood education and affordable housing, the Chicano Federation has been the helping hand that has lifted thousands out of the cycle of poverty and continues to build a better future for our communities."

— Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblywoman
"The Chicano Federation is an organization that has impacted the lives of thousands in our communities by providing high quality critical services to those in need. Additionally, the Chicano Federation has embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of our communities by helping hundreds of women become small business owners and increasing access to child care."

— Mary Casillas Salas, Chula Vista Mayor
"Twenty-eight years ago I embarked on a new adventure, starting my own child care business, as caring for children was a passion of mine. I had never been a business owner and was in the dark about many aspects of the child care business. I had very little equipment and educational material. I soon discovered the Chicano Federation, which provided guidance and support in helping me set up my business, and help my by providing infant and toddler educational materials and toys. Working hand in hand with the Chicano Federation, I have cared for many children in the San Diego community.

Since that time, my business has significantly expanded, and I am now providing child care day and nights to serve our communities. I am deeply grateful to the Chicano Federation for enabling me to follow my passion in the child care field!"

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Your Support Matters

The success of The Federation is made possible by the ongoing support of individuals and corporations like you. We offer several giving opportunities, designed both to meet your unique needs and to create meaningful partnerships.