The Latino Organizing Fund was a one-time fund at Bread & Roses that made grants in 2013. Six grants totalling $40,000 were awarded to local Latino-led and Latino-serving grassroots organizations. These grants were made possible by a generous gift from the Saba Chai Five Foundation as well as the support of individual donors.
Latino Organizing Fund Grantees
El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) organized Mexican migrant workers at Chester County packing houses to fight for better treatment and working conditions.
JUNTOS mobilized Latino immigrant families in Norristown, largely from Mexico, to protest police harassment and learn about their rights.
Ceiba, a coalition of four Latino-serving organizations, worked to ensure that a city-run home repair program is fully accessible and inclusive of Spanish-speaking homeowners.
New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia continued to organize faith congregations to take action on immigration reform through education, storytelling, and direct action campaigns.
PhilaPOSH organized Spanish-speaking workers, who are often exploited due to their legal and economic status, to resist unsafe working conditions and labor violations.
Media Mobilizing Project organized with thousands of immigrant families, including Mexican and Central Americans, to overturn a law that prohibits undocumented immigrants from getting driver’s licenses in Pennsylvania.