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Every year since 1968, September 15th to October 15th has been recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Month, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

State workers have an opportunity to celebrate and support our Latino communities by making a monthly payroll donation through Our Promise. 

We’ve compiled 10 Certified nonprofits that serve Latino/Chicano communities in alphabetical order. Most of them are based in California, and a few are national organizations that also serve California.

Please know that Our Promise donors are able to make a donation to ANY nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status. To learn how to create your Our Promise account, please check out our How-To Guide.

1. Arte Americas: The Mexican Arts Center (Arte Americas)

Tax ID # 77-0151198 | OP Code # 17597

Photo of various Latinos. Outdoors, Latinas in bright red skirt dancing.

The gallery strives to make Central California a flourishing place for Latino arts through education, cultural preservation, and support for the performing and visual arts.

2. Chicano Federation of San Diego County

Tax ID # 23-7085960OP Code # 14086

Photo of Latina teacher with two girls

Our programs and services include affordable housing; child nutrition; early childhood education; early head start and head start program; and quality, affordable childcare.

3. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Tax ID # 74-2466103 | OP Code # 9905

Group photo of young Latino/a/xs in front of the Capitol

Hispanics suffer economic barriers and have the highest high school drop-out rate. We provide internships, scholarships, and college retention/advancement programs to reverse this statistic.

4. Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)​

Tax ID # 52-1051044 | OP Code # 16120

2 photos of young Latino/a/x dressed professionally with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund logo in the back.

HSF empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education while providing scholarships and support services to exceptional Hispanic American students.

5. La Familia Counseling Center, Inc.

Tax ID # 94-2270786 | OP Code # 3204

Photo of a Latina with a child

Forty-six years of service & experience providing multi-cultural counseling, support & outreach services to at-risk youth and families, bilingual staff, services free Sacramento area.

6. Latino Leadership Council Inc.

Tax ID # 27-0970476 | OP Code # 3008679

Photo of Latino/as wearing masks, loading a car with supplies

Mobile promotores increase access to services for hundreds of Latino families through home visits conducted during evenings and weekends, mitigating transportation and schedule barriers.

7. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Tax ID # 74-1563270 | OP Code # 29242

Black/white photo of diverse young children. One holding a US flag.

MALDEF promotes and protects the civil rights of Latinos in the areas of Education, Employment, Immigrant Rights, Political Access and administers scholarships for Law students.

8. Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

Tax ID # 95-2594166 | OP Code # 16366

Photo of a Latina with a toddler boy

Services offered include Early Care and Education, child Care Subsidy Programs for low-income working parents and families receiving public assistance, Community Development activities, Job Training and senior citizen services.

9. Mujeres Unidas y Activas (Women United and Active)​

Tax ID # 20-2986926 | OP Code # 28470

Latinas holding a purple banner that reads 'Mujeres Unidas y Activas'

A grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with the double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice.

10. Spanish Speaking Unity Council of Alameda County (The Unity Council)

Tax ID # 94-1670490 | OP Code # 16684

Photo of Latinas hugging wearing masks, monarch butterfly wings mural in the background.

Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn and thrive.

Find thousands of other nonprofit organizations certified through Our Promise. Find more here.