For over 50 years, UnidosUS, formerly National Council of La Raza (NCLR), has united communities by seeking common ground through collaboration and advocacy. The organization works tirelessly to overcome social, economic, and political barriers that affect the Hispanic community at local and national levels. Their goal is to build a stronger America by creating more equitable opportunities.
UnidosUS’ vision is to make social advancement a reality for the Hispanic community, while celebrating the contributions they've made. These goals are backed by a unique combination of expert research, advocacy, and programs working to leverage their expertise to impact policy discussions within an affiliate network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico.
To help UnidosUS further their mission, the Wells Fargo Foundation has committed $2.2MM in advocacy grants for institutional initiatives like The Campaign for Equal Opportunity. This money funds important programs from research and promotion of effective policy and practices, to workforce development aiming to close the skills gap. These efforts have encouraged upward mobility and level the playing field for the Hispanic community, creating positive change and emphasizing their place in the American tapestry.