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CMFA Financings Enable $127,500 in Contributions to California Nonprofits

The CMFA continues to give back to the communities in California by directing a portion of its issuance fees to charitable organizations. A total of twelve non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations received a total of $127,500 in grants from the California Foundation for Stronger Communities with funds donated by the CMFA:

Afghan Coalition works to improve the health and well-being of Bay Area Afghan communities.

African Advocacy Network is a San Francisco-based organization that provides a variety of services to immigrants from African nations.  Their primary focus is in providing legal assistance, social services and psycho-social case management, as well as promoting cultural integration through the arts.

Arab Cultural and Community Center was founded in 1973.  The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is devoted to promoting Arab art and culture and enriching the lives of the Arab American community.

Narika promotes the empowerment of South Asian women to confront and overcome the cycles of domestic violence and exploitation. We work to build a movement to end violence against women and to actively support women’s rights as human rights.

Big Sur Health Center provides quality comprehensive medical care to all in Big Sur regardless of ability to pay.

SEMAH stands for the principles of Safety, Education, Mutual Respect, Awareness and Hope. They believe that these principles are crucial towards building healthy relationships with oneself, between individuals, families and communities. Founded in 2005, SEMAH works to help combat the scourge of domestic violence and to spread awareness of non-violent means of resolving differences.

Khmer Girls in Action works to empower young Southeast Asian women to become relevant social justice organizers who can respond to the immediate needs of their communities..

Sol La Music Academy develops both the artistic abilities and the technical skill of all students through instrumental studies and the language of music and the performing arts, no matter their background or previous experience.

California State University Philanthropic Foundation seeks financial support while working to create learning opportunities for students, alumni, and the community that complement the University’s teaching, research and public service goals driven by intellectual interaction and creativity.

Gahr High School Athletic Department – It was recently reported that the free food service program at the Cerritos, CA high school had been late or underfunded. Many of the football players at the school need to participate in the free food program. However, due to the program’s underfunding many of the football players are practicing and playing in games without eating that day.

Elk Grove Youth Dance, Inc. promotes youth appreciation of dance and the performing arts regardless of financial constraints and economic hardships.

InnerCity Struggle promotes safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth and families to build power and influence in Boyle Heights, El Sereno, unincorporated East Los Angeles and Lincoln Heights to work towards economic, social and educational justice.

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