Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Hispanic Federation Inc

Quick Facts

New York, NY

Mission

Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation's premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. With a strong foothold in New York, Washington D.C. and states throughout the eastern corridor of the United States including Florida, HF works to uplift millions of Hispanic children, youth and families locally and nationally through the strengthening of Latino nonprofits, public policy advocacy and a portfolio of innovative community programs.

Founded in 1990, HF has used its network of Hispanic nonprofits and close linkages with grass roots leaders, media and policymakers to empower and advance the interests of the Hispanic community. HF has gained national recognition and prominence for its work in the areas of education, health, philanthropy, immigration, economic empowerment civic engagement & the environment.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Below are just some highlights of what the Hispanic Federation was able to accomplished in 2015:

• Invested more than $2.4 Million in grants to support our network of Latino non-profits
• Served more than 75,000 individuals through our community programs
• Enrolled 15,000 in low-cost health insurance
• Grew our college success initiative to mentor and support 1,000 Latino students
• Helped lead a national movement to address Puerto Rico's economic crisis
• Expanded HF's influence to 13 states in the areas of health, immigration, environment

Ruling Year

1991

President

Mr. Jose Calderon

Main Address

55 Exchange Place 5th Floor

New York, NY 10005 USA

Keywords

grassroots, advocacy, education, civic engagement, community outreach

EIN

13-3573852

 Number

5312861581

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (T01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Below are some recent examples of HF's grass roots/grass tops-structured programs and their effectiveness:

• Advocate for Diverse Nonprofits: In 2015 HF led a coalition of African American and Asian American leaders in securing a $2.5 million Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF). The first fund of its kind created by the New York City Council, it bolsters non-profit capacity in areas such as financial management, board development and outcome evaluation

• Launch Public Education Campaigns: In 2013-14, HF launched a multi-state Affordable Care Act (ACA) public education campaign focused on consumer education, health plan enrollment and building the capacity of Latino nonprofits to inform and help Latinos navigate the new health exchanges. More than 200,000 Latino individuals and families were reached during the first two years of the campaign.

• Implement National Civic Engagement Initiatives: In 2012, HF launched Movimiento Hispano, a groundbreaking national civic engagement campaign designed to heighten the impact of the Latino vote in the 2012 Presidential elections. HF mobilized two of its national sister organizations – LULAC and LCLAA – to join this effort and work in partnership to increase Latino voter education, registration and turnout in 23 states with the goal of registering 200,000 new voters.

• Implement College Readiness Programs: In late 2011, HF was awarded a 600K grant from the Lumina Foundation to launch an unprecedented four year college student success initiative called CREAR Futuros (To Create Futures) with the City University of New York. CREAR Futuros has also launched a multi-sector Latino college success coalition whose goal of the coalition is to drive large-scale collective impact on Latino college access, persistence and graduation across all of New York City.

Below are examples of HF's impact:

• Launched pioneering programs to educate a new generation of Latino leaders, including Hispanic Leadership Institute nonprofit management classes, BoLD board service training and the CREAR Futuros college peer mentoring program

• Created the most successful Latino Fund in the nation by providing $40 million dollars in total to fortify Latino nonprofits; helped launch the National Latino Funds Alliance (NLFA) which assists Latino Funds across the U.S. raise money for local communities and strengthen Latino philanthropic involvement

• Registered more than 350,000 new Latino voters since 1995

• Worked with the Latino Commission on AIDS to create National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, which is currently observed in over 300 cities all across the U.S.

• Helped more than 50,000 immigrants learn English and become citizens

• Provided disaster relief aid to tens of thousands of victims in NYC and Latin America

• Led local and national advocacy campaigns to fight for immigration reform, universal health care, immigrant rights, educational equity, environmental rights and the protection of the social safety net

No other Hispanic non-profit organization in the country, has the capacity and strength that HF has built over 25 years in creating meaningful relationships with the Latino community and strategic connections with grass tops and grass roots stakeholders, especially in the corporate, philanthropic, media and government sectors. HF works effectively to harness coalitions and movements that create systemic and transformative change in its issue areas.

With a strong foothold in New York, Washington D.C. and states throughout the eastern corridor of the United States including Florida, HF works to uplift millions of Hispanic children, youth and families locally and nationally through the strengthening of Latino nonprofits, public policy advocacy and a portfolio of innovative community programs.

Below are just some highlights of what the Hispanic Federation accomplished in 2015:

• Invested more than $2.4 Million in grants to support our network of Latino non-profits
• Served more than 75,000 individuals through our community programs
• Enrolled 15,000 families in low-cost health insurance
• Grew our college success initiative to mentor and support 1,000 Latino students
• Helped lead a national movement to address Puerto Rico's economic crisis
• Expanded HF's influence to 13 states in the areas of health, immigration, environment

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Financials

Hispanic Federation Inc

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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