El Pueblo Inc.



Raleigh, RI

Tax ID:


Tax-Exempt Status:


Budget (2020):

Revenue: $1,245,859
Expenses: $1,367,001
Assets: $1,381,592


Community Organizer



Executive Director:

Illiana Santillan

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El Pueblo Inc. advocates for left-of-center policies to increase the economic and political power of Latinos, whom it refers  to as “LatinX.” 1

El Pueblo provides leadership training for community organizers and organizes voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. 2

El Pueblo traces its beginnings to 1994 when it first organized the annual Latin American cultural festival “La Fiesta del Pueblo” in North Carolina. 3


El Pueblo Inc. conducts group sessions for Latinas who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and connects them to state agencies that provide additional assistance in the recovery process. It also organizes campaigns to promote violence-free communities. 4

It provides advocacy and organizing training to young Latinos looking to get involved in community organizing and political activism. 5 6

El Pueblo has partnered with the group SisterSong to oppose shackling of pregnant women held in jails and detention centers, and opposes crisis pregnancy centers that support expectant mothers in carrying their child to birth. 7

El Pueblo issues non-governmental identification for those unable to obtain official identification due to their immigration status. 8

El Pueblo formed a group of adult leaders from within the organization and the Latino community to advise the group and serve as a bridge to the local Latino community. 9

El Pueblo joined with Sembra North Carolina, a group that opposes the enforcement activities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency that enforces immigration laws, to use federal COVID grants to organize and develop Latino community organizations. Other partners include Asheboro LatinX Services Inc., a pro-abortion group; No Pride in Detention; Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement; Moon; and Fureza Y Union Multiple-LGBQT, which received funding from left-of-center Borealis Philanthropy to sponsor the #EndTransdetention North Carolina State Capitol March. 10 11 12 13 14

El Pueblo opposes ballot-signature verification laws and supported the People and Church World Service Durham’s Solidarity Fund in support of illegal immigrants. 15

El Pueblo expressed opposition to the North Carolina State Assembly’s consideration of a bill that would prohibit instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools in grades K-3. It also tweeted support for Muslim Women for Community Kickback’s efforts to fight for “reproductive justice” and a Black Feminist Future rally supporting an Abortion is Freedom training camp. 16 17

The organization created advertisements for its Nuestra Seguridad Public Safety campaign in collaboration with the North Carolina state government, in response to the rise of driving while intoxicated incidents among Latinos. 18 19

Coalitions and Partners

El Pueblo Inc. is part of the Adelante NC coalition, which works on education issues relating to the Latino community. Other coalition partners include the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of North Carolina, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Office of the Carolinas, and many others. 20

El Pueblo collaborated with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic; Carolina Abortion Fund; Party for Socialism and Liberation Carolinas, a far-left group that advocates for the end of capitalism; Triangle Abortion Access Coalition; and Pro-Choice North Carolina (NARAL), a chapter of the pro-abortion national non-profit, in organizing protest against the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which reversed Roe v. Wade. 21


Illiana Santillan, El Pueblo’s executive director, was previously program director for North Carolina State University’s Juntos program, which works to encourage families to work together to secure access to higher education. 22 23 24


El Pueblo Inc. revenue for 2019 is reported as $1,434,301 with $1,341,399 generated via contributions and grants. The organization reported expenses of $931,867 of which salaries and other compensation comprised $606,80. El Pueblo reported net assets at the close of the year of $1,352,963. 25


  1. [email protected]. “Home.” El Pueblo, Inc. June 1, 2022.
  2. Michelle. “Strategic Plan Archives.” El Pueblo, Inc, January 20, 2019.
  3. “El Pueblo, Inc.” NC Folk. April 4, 2013.
  4. [email protected]. “Pare.” El Pueblo, Inc. April 5, 2022.
  5. “Youth Programs.” El Pueblo, Inc, March 10, 2022.
  6. “Pare.” El Pueblo, Inc, April 5, 2022.
  7. [email protected]. “Leaders in Reproductive Justice.” El Pueblo, Inc. March 24, 2022.
  8. Aguilar, Veronica. “Community Action ID.” El Pueblo, Inc. May 10, 2022.
  9. [email protected]. “Community Leadership.” El Pueblo, Inc. March 24, 2022.
  10. “Our Work.” Siembra NC. Accessed July 5, 2022.
  11. “Asheboro Latinxs Services.” Facebook. Accessed July 5, 2022.
  12. “TQLM: Homepage.” Familia. Accessed July 5, 2022.
  13. “Fuerza y Union Multiple.” Fuerza Y Union Multiple. Cause IQ. Accessed July 5, 2022.,364939343/#funding
  14. “Events: #EndTransDetention – Let’s Protect Trans Lives.” Events | #EndTransDetention – Let’s protect trans lives. Accessed July 5, 2022.
  15. “El Pueblo, Inc..” Facebook. Accessed July 1, 2022.
  16. Twitter. Accessed July 1, 2022.
  17. “Governor Ron Desantis Signs Historic Bill to Protect Parental Rights in Education.” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Accessed July 1, 2022.
  18. “Governor Ron Desantis Signs Historic Bill to Protect Parental Rights in Education.” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Accessed July 1, 2022.
  19. “El Pueblo, Inc.. Records, 1994-2020; 1994-Ongoing – Archives & Manuscripts at Duke University Libraries.” David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Accessed July 1, 2022.
  20. “About.” Adelante Education Coalition. March 31, 2015.
  21. Martin, Emmy. “’Disappointed but Not Surprised’: Protesters Swarm Raleigh after Reversal of Roe v. Wade.” The Daily Tar Heel. June 25, 2022.
  22. Aguilar, Veronica. “Welcome to Our New Executive Director, Iliana Santillan!” El Pueblo, Inc. February 16, 2021.
  23. Sargent, Kristin. “It Takes a Pueblo: Latinx Leader Iliana Santillán.” College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. April 14, 2021.
  24. Juntos. Accessed July 1, 2022.
  25. El Pueblo, Inc. Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax (Form 990). 2019. Lines 12, 8, 18, 15, 22.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 1, 1996

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2020 Dec Form 990 $1,245,859 $1,367,001 $1,381,592 $149,771 N $1,209,312 $31,050 $5,497 $85,144
    2019 Dec Form 990 $1,434,301 $931,867 $1,375,191 $22,228 N $1,341,399 $85,065 $7,837 $76,637 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $1,006,837 $951,720 $882,932 $32,403 N $922,844 $79,290 $3,501 $72,582 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $1,083,496 $823,574 $833,270 $37,858 N $963,688 $116,324 $1,365 $70,033 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $969,060 $799,019 $466,260 $26,772 N $841,301 $126,329 $670 $60,286
    2015 Dec Form 990 $834,265 $850,869 $382,549 $113,102 N $697,814 $127,630 $607 $58,396 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $723,364 $791,144 $362,033 $75,980 N $699,182 $0 $644 $58,472 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $801,657 $718,962 $368,089 $14,256 N $785,007 $0 $476 $59,023 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $768,362 $782,078 $291,437 $20,299 N $743,694 $0 $601 $43,750 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $701,729 $766,602 $295,990 $11,136 N $402,427 $297,163 $1,315 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    El Pueblo Inc.

    Raleigh, RI