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 … Read More


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. Scholars are selected for: Commitment to equality and justice for Chicana and Latina women Demonstrated leadership qualities and experience on behalf of the Latinx community Clarity of direction and goals Ability to … Read More

2020 Virtual Gala 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

Photo Gallery

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

We stand with Familias: Uncaged and United

We stand with Familias: Uncaged and United We stand on the shoulders of many great women, grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, and comadres who have lived an unabashed history of resisting and persisting. CLF is an organization with strong social justice leanings and activism. This year’s Gala theme is “We stand with Familias: Uncaged and United.” … Read More


Each year, the Chicana Latina Foundation awards scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 each. Our online application opens January 1, 2021 and closes on  March 31, 2021. Eligibility Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship: Self-identify as a Chicana and/or Latina Be enrolled in an … Read More