Hispanic Federation

About Hispanic Federation

Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF seeks to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, & the environment. Our Mission

To empower and advance the Hispanic community.

Who We Are

With offices in New York, Washington D.C., Connecticut and Florida, and a nonprofit footprint throughout the East Coast, HF uplifts millions of Hispanic children, youth and families locally and nationally through three essential service pillars: membership services/grant making, advocacy and community programs.

Membership services fortify HF's grassroots nonprofits through capacity-building grants that support core operational needs, and graduate-level management classes, leadership development trainings, board recruitment and placement, executive fundraising workshops and other technical assistance seminars.

Advocacy services are focused on advancing the interests and aspirations of Latinos and their community-based organizations through coalition-building, policy research, public education, advocacy, voter mobilization and more.
Community assistance programs are designed to support and uplift children, youth and families through the provision of direct social services in the areas of education, immigration, health care, economic development and the environment.

Why We Are Different

The Hispanic Federation uses its deep bond with its network of 100 Latino grassroots nonprofits, close relationships with grasstops and grassroots stakeholders, and strong collaborations with foundations, media, elected officials, government and private sector partners to work deeply in communities, pursue systemic change and achieve large scale impact in its issue areas.


Federal Policy Intern

May 2021 - December 2021 Washington, DC
“I liked how immersive the experience was. Our superiors trusted interns with important work that would have a significant impact on the work the organization does. I also enjoyed how professional everyone is, but also willing to get to understand how your life experiences shape your drive to do important policy work.”

Federal Policy Intern

January 2022 - May 2022 Washington, DC
“If you want to know whether you would enjoy working in advocacy or in a non-profit setting, then the semester-long internship at Hispanic Federation is for you. As an intern, you will get exposure to a broad range of policy issues including housing, healthcare, environmental, immigration, and economic policy. On a weekly basis you will get to attend coalition meetings, learn how to track legislation, and work alongside people who are extremely passionate about their advocacy work.”
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