Our mission is to cultivate opportunities and advocate for families and individuals for a more equitable comunidad.

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We provide
opportunities for all San Diegans in need.
We are volunteers, employees, partners, donors and friends who all believe in one thing...opportunity.

We approach our commitment to this goal with the highest level of responsibility, professionalism and integrity, and focus on what matters most - the thousands of individuals and families who turn to us for assistance every day.

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Helping San Diegans since 1969
We are proud to serve more
than 100,000 people each year.
2022 Impact Report

Chicano Federation remains at the forefront of equity and access for our communities. During 2022, Chicano Federation continued our core programs and expanded services and programs based on community needs. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our partners and staff who continue to put the community first, in 2022, we have continued providing our high-quality services to more families than ever before.

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Families Were Provided with Our Child-Centered Services
Individuals reached through various outreach campaigns to inform the community about resources
Healthy meals provided to children and families
People connected to resources at our new Community Resource Center
Our Programs
Our Impact
"For 50 years, the Chicano Federation has worked tirelessly for our community, especially working women. By providing our community with access to child care, early childhood education and affordable housing, the Chicano Federation has been the helping hand that has lifted thousands out of the cycle of poverty and continues to build a better future for our communities."
— Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblywoman
"The Chicano Federation is an organization that has impacted the lives of thousands in our communities by providing high quality critical services to those in need. Additionally, the Chicano Federation has embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of our communities by helping hundreds of women become small business owners and increasing access to child care."
— Mary Casillas Salas, Chula Vista Mayor
"I was one of the beneficiaries of a Chicano Federation program when my daughter was a baby in the Infant/Toddler Program. Thanks to Chicano Federation’s programs we continue to work every day to give better service to meet the needs of the community and its families."
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Your Support Matters

The success of The Federation is made possible by the ongoing support of individuals and corporations like you. We offer several giving opportunities, designed both to meet your unique needs and to create meaningful partnerships.