Somos MayfairFeatured 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.
Interested applicants should register online to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as the first step in the application process. If your organization meets our eligibility criteria and your project aligns with our strategies, you will receive an email invitation to complete the online application.
Next Application Deadline
New! Beginning July 1, 2017 the foundation will only consider grant requests during two grant cycles a year in the fall (August - October) and spring (February - April). The specific due dates for each cycle will be posted at least 30 days in advance of a deadline.