Non-profit

Hispanic Access Foundation

Tax ID:

27-2589206

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2019):

Revenue: $2,029,219
Expenses: $2,342,721
Assets: $2,279,255

Location:

Washington, D.C

Type:

Left-of-center Latino environmental organization

Founded:

2010

President:

Maite Arce

Hispanic Access Foundation is a left-of-center Hispanic activism organization that is focused on building community between Hispanic churches and religious groups, largely for the purpose of environmentalist activism. [1] [2]

Policies and Projects

The Hispanic Access Foundation was founded in 2010 by Maite Arce to help Latino immigrants better assimilate and navigate life in the United States. [3] It administers a variety of programs mostly focused on Hispanic environmental activism and education and claims that it has had a great deal of success lobbying for the creation of national monuments and other environmental and conservation projects. [4] [5]

HAF claims that 80,000 Latinos have been positively affect by its programs, and additionally claims that its work has aided in the creation of seven national monuments and the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. [6]

MANO Project

The MANO Project (My Access to Network Opportunities) is a project of the Hispanic Access Foundation geared towards providing career and networking experience to Hispanic young adults by placing participants in internships and fellowships in a variety of government agencies related to the environment and the National Credit Union Agency. [7]

Hispanic Leadership Network

The Hispanic Leadership Network is an ongoing program of HAF that is focused on providing support and networking opportunities to Hispanic clergy through leadership training and other programs. The program is funded by the Lilly Endowment. [8]

Conservation/Environmentalism

HAF runs a variety of programs focused on conservation and environmentalism.

The Por La Creacion Faith-Based Alliance brings together religious leaders to discuss environmental and conservation issues. Stated priorities include supporting the Antiquities Act and lobbying against public land transfers, water policy for the Colorado River, and public health and pollution. [9]

HAF organizes an annual Latino Conservation Week during which Latino faith-based groups and other institutions hold events that promote outdoor recreation and lobby policymakers on the group’s commitment to conservation and environmental policy. The group claims that in 2018, more than 150 events were hosted. [10]

The Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week is an annual event hosted by HAF that works to highlight “the climate crisis” and to elevate the work and history of black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) related to conservation and environmental issues. [11]

Leadership

Maite Arce is the founder, president, and CEO of the Hispanic Access Foundation. Arce and her family immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico when she was a child. She eventually became a naturalized citizen. She has said that her parents’ experience in navigating life in the U.S. motivated her to provide resources to new Hispanic immigrants. She previously worked as the vice president of operations at the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options. [12]

In 2008, Arce contributed $250 to the John McCain presidential campaign; in 2015 she gave $100 to the left-of-center PAC ActBlue. [13]

Finances

In 2019, the Hispanic Access Foundation reported $2,029,219 in revenue, down from more than $4.8 million in revenue in 2018. Of this revenue, $2,026,944 was derived from contributions and grants. The organization had $2,342,721 in expenses, of which $1,152,946 was allocated towards employee salaries, compensation, and benefits. HAF ended the year with $313,502 in losses and $2,184,706 in net assets. [14]

References

  1. “What We Do.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 7, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/what-we-do. ^
  2. “About Us.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed January 29, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/about. ^
  3. “About Us.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed January 29, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/about. ^
  4. “Our Accomplishments.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 7, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/about/our-accomplishments. ^
  5. “What We Do.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 7, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/what-we-do. ^
  6. “Our Accomplishments.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 7, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/about/our-accomplishments. ^
  7. “MANO Project.” Hispanic Access Foundation. accessed February 4, 2022, https://www.hispanicaccess.org/what-we-do/mano-project. ^
  8.  “Hispanic Leadership Network.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 7, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/what-we-do/hispanic-leadership-network. ^
  9. “Por La Creación Faith-Based Alliance.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 7, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/what-we-do/por-la-creacion-faith-based-alliance. ^
  10. [1] “Latino Conservation Week.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 7, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/what-we-do/latino-conservation-week. ^
  11. “Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 7, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/what-we-do/our-heritage-our-planet-film-week. ^
  12. “Maite Arce.” Hispanic Access Foundation. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.hispanicaccess.org/about/our-people/item/29-maite-arce. ^
  13. “Browse Individual Contributions: Maite Arce.” FEC.gov. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=Maite+Arce&min_date=01%2F01%2F2000&max_date=12%2F31%2F2022. ^
  14. Hispanic Access Foundation, Return of an Organization Exempt From Income Tax (Form 990), 2019. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 2010

  • 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
    2019 Dec Form 990 $2,029,219 $2,342,721 $2,279,255 $94,549 N $2,026,944 $0 $2,275 $118,198 PDF
    2018 Dec Form 990 $4,823,496 $3,189,828 $2,567,434 $69,226 Y $4,822,816 $0 $680 $123,999 PDF
    2017 Dec Form 990 $1,715,115 $1,809,159 $914,131 $49,591 N $1,713,948 $0 $1,167 $120,161 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $1,128,820 $1,776,675 $1,001,739 $43,155 N $1,127,511 $0 $1,309 $121,128 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $2,494,850 $1,844,231 $1,640,619 $34,180 N $2,494,149 $0 $701 $134,871 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $2,218,458 $2,149,356 $1,118,951 $163,131 N $2,217,454 $0 $1,004 $117,828 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $2,145,457 $1,559,507 $963,923 $77,205 N $2,144,658 $0 $799 $121,849 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $1,616,752 $1,480,309 $361,290 $60,522 N $1,616,042 $0 $710 $118,790 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $935,486 $880,367 $183,794 $19,469 N $935,045 $0 $441 $107,999 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)