United LatinX Fund
For nearly 30 years, United Latinx Fund (ULF) is Los Angeles’ leading foundation and philanthropic resource created for and by Latinx that transforms, uplifts and improves our community's quality of life by investing in sustainable, community driven-solutions. With generous support from workplace giving campaigns, ULF funds nonprofit organizations that deeply impact the communities they serve.
In 1989, a Taskforce of community leaders convened in response to the lack of public and private investments made in Latinx communities throughout greater Los Angeles. The Taskforce determined that: 1) The limited resources allocated by public and private institutions imposed numerous restrictions and rarely invested in organizational capacity; and 2) Latinx serving nonprofits needed a charitable organization that made long-term investments in our community. In response, United Latinx Fund (ULF) was launched in 1990 to provide Latinx with greater agency over our community’s needs along with the resources and strategies to meet those needs.
Over the past 30 years, ULF has become a prominent philanthropic organization in the Los Angeles area and is one among a few Latinx-specific funds throughout the United States. As a fund distribution agency, ULF coordinates fundraising campaigns through workplace giving programs in partnership with Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, and Metro. Through the generosity of employee donations, ULF's community grants program has invested close to one million dollars in more than 600 community based nonprofits and provides in-kind technical assistance to grantees.
Through our Community Grants Program, ULF provides grants to grassroots, nonprofit organizations. Employee donations help ULF fund programs that serve the Latinx community in the areas of Jobs and Housing. These two funding priorities are broadly interpreted to accommodate a diverse array of applicants, programs and strategies working to improve job readiness, increase the number of living wage jobs and make housing more available and affordable. For a list of our most current and past grant recipients, visit our Grant Making page.