Special Scholarships

The Chicana Latina Foundation relies on individual donors to help sustain and grow our programs. Please consider sponsoring a scholarship in the name of a loved one just like these supporters have done. For details contact Alicia Orozco, alicia@chicanalatina.org. We welcome the special scholarship donors that supported us this year! Abuelitos Villa-Miramontes Scholarship This scholarship honors … Continued


Scholarships form the cornerstone of the Chicana Latina Foundation. We award merit-based scholarships valued at $1500 to 30-40 powerful Latina students each year. Our next application cycle opens in January 2022 and closes on March 31, 2022. Scholars are selected for: Commitment to equality and justice for Chicana and Latina women Demonstrated leadership qualities and … Continued

Annual Awards Celebration 2022

Emcee: Marga Gomez Marga Gomez was voted the 2021 SF Bay Guardian Best Of The Bay Comedian”. Last year she was voted the 2020 Best of the Bay Comedian and was an original member of Culture Clash. Marga Gomez has been featured on LOGO, Comedy Central, and HBO’s “Comic Relief” at the invitation of Robin Williams who called her “Amazing… a lesbian Lenny … Continued

Angela Ortiz

Angela is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare. During her time as an undergraduate, Angela worked with the Chicanx Latinx Student Development Office where she worked on programming for Latinx student retention. She also worked with the UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni … Continued

2020 Virtual Dinner Event

Musical Guest: LILA DOWNS Lila Downs is one of the most influential artists in Latin America. She has a magnificent, unique voice and is known for her charismatic performances. Her own compositions combine genres and rhythms as diverse as Mexican rancheras and corridos, boleros, jazz standards, hip-hop, cumbia and popular American music. Frequently, her lyrics … Continued

Ani Rivera, Treasurer

From the borderlands of San Diego/Tijuana, Ms. Rivera moved to San Francisco in 1998.  Her early career included work with children, youth and families providing enrichment and direct services. She found a passion for the non-profit community development sector and has over a decade of non-profit administrative experience.  Ms. Rivera joined Galería de la Raza … Continued

Ludmyrna Lopez, Recorder

Ludmyrna Lopez was recently elected to the Richmond City Council and is currently the Principal Financial Analyst for the City of Oakland. Previous to this, she served as the Assistant Chief of Finance and Administration for the San Francisco Department of Child Support Services. Ludmyrna has worked for Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. as a … Continued

Journey to Justice: Latina/xs Leading the Way

Journey to Justice: Latina/xs Leading the Way Friday, October 5, 2018 San Francisco, CA   Photo Gallery Photography by Cecy Tee.   Legacy Award Margarita “Mita” Cuaron In 1968 Margarita “Mita” Cuaron was a 15-year-old sophomore at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, when Mita grabbed a bullhorn, climbed on top of a car, … Continued

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery of the 2019 Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Photography by Jean Melesaine.