Somos Mayfair

Featured Latino Leadership Grantee

Somos Mayfair is a 20-year old grassroots organization that provides direct services and community-building to very low-income, immigrant residents of the Mayfair neighborhood in East San Jose. It mission is to support children, organize families, and connect neighbors to uplift the dreams, power, and leadership of community and address systemic inequities. Somos provides direct services with a community building approach. Using a highly successful Promotor Model, it recruits and trains residents as peer educators that engage other neighborhood residents in developing their literacy and parenting skills, healthy living habits, and leadership/advocacy skills. Since 2012, their En Nuestras Manos/In Our Hands initiative has trained 166 promotores who worked directly with 4,000+ children and their parents to achieve a 43% gain in school readiness and a 50% gain in 3rd grade reading proficiency among Mayfair school children.


The Spring 2018 Grant Cycle is now open! LOIs are due by midnight on Monday, February 12.
If your LOI is approved, the full application will be due by midnight on Monday, March 5. Funding decisions will be made in April and awards will be disbursed by June.


If your grant period ends between December 31, 2017 and June 30, 2018, you are eligible to apply in this cycle.