What does ULF do?
As a fund distribution agency, ULF coordinates fundraising campaigns through workplace giving programs, similar to the United Way. For nearly 30 years, ULF invests close to one million dollars in more than 600 community based nonprofits and provides in-kind technical assistance to grantees.
What is the Need for ULF?
Latinx comprise LA County’s largest ethnic group with over 49% of the county’s ten million residents. The recent economic downturn left many families in need with approximately 4,880,000 Latinx living at or below 300% of the federal poverty level. This need is compounded by the recent wave of immigrants from Central America & Mexico, many of whom are unaccompanied minors. These children and families have a new set of needs driven by the ongoing gang and drug wars raging in their home countries. Lastly, the rhetoric and policies of the recently elected presidential administration further challenges the well being and livelihood of the Latinx community across multiple issue areas. Now more than ever, ULF needs your help to uplift, invest in and improve the quality of life for Latinx and all LA County residents!
What is ULF’s impact?
ULF’s Community Grants Program funds nonprofit organizations that serve Latinx in the areas of education and health & wellness.
After school programs for children that increase literacy; provide mentorship and leadership opportunities for high school youth; increase college awareness among Latinx;
Train youth to use technology to advance their competitiveness in STEAM;
Provide safe after school-learning environments for Latina youth that increase knowledge of STEM.
Chronic disease prevention programs (e.g. diabetes, obesity, and heart disease);
Improve access to organic foods in food deserts;
Provide nutritional cooking classes to children and adults.