Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

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Amount:
$200,000
Year:
Field of Interest:
Seniors, Vulnerable Populations
Program Name:
Grant Type:
General Community
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1963, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is a state-wide family service organization working to improve socioeconomic conditions among California’s Latino community and preserve the values and heritage of Mexican American culture. Over the last four years, MAOF has expanded from an Information and Assistance site into a Multipurpose Senior Services Program agency, offering elderly individuals throughout LA holistic social services, case management, nutrition, and transportation assistance to help them remain self-sufficient. MAOF connects elderly Angelenos in the Eastside Service Area who face economic and language barriers with public benefits and specifically tailored resources to improve their financial wellbeing, prolong independent living, and avoid premature institutionalization.

GRANT PURPOSE

To expand outreach to primarily Latinx seniors by hosting monthly benefits presentations at local congregate meal sites, food pantries, and multipurpose centers, providing 1,200 additional seniors with benefits enrollment services in Eastside Los Angeles.

The investment by the Jewish Community of Los Angeles (The Foundation) will enable us to serve an additional 1,200 under-resourced seniors. Through our person-centered approach, these valuable community members will have access to benefits enrollment assistance to alleviate their income insecurity.

The Foundation and MAOF share the belief that our seniors should have access to all the resources they need to live and age in place with dignity.  The support received by The Foundation will empower our seniors and help them believe us when we say someone cares and values them.

Dr. Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo
President & CEO