California Wildfire Relief Fund Reactivation Fund
About This Fund
The Latino Community Foundation is reactivating the Wildfire Relief Fund (formerly designated only for NorCal) to deploy contributions to Latino-led organizations supporting families displaced by the current wildfires across all the state of California.
FORMER 2019 RELIEF FUND:
On October 2019, the Latino Community Foundation reactivated the NorCal Wildfire Relief Fund that was established to support Latino-led grassroots organizations who are on the frontlines of providing critical financial assistance, rehousing support, and emergency translation for Latino and immigrant families. We rapidly responded to the raging Kincade Fire in Northern Sonoma County.
Breaking out in the middle of the night on October 23, 2019—just two years after the devastating 2017 wildfires—the Kincade Fire burned over 75,000 acres and displaced almost 200,000 people. It is the county’s largest evacuation on record. This devastation has hit Latino immigrant and working-class families really hard because it coincides with the Wine Country’s agricultural harvest season.
About The Host Organization
We fulfill our mission by building a movement of civically engaged philanthropic leaders, investing in Latino-led organizations, and increasing political participation of Latinos in California.