Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Hannah Stevens
805UndocuFund, a 501c(3) corporation, is managed by a volunteer board of directors that mobilizes resources when disaster hits. They provide short-term financial assistance to undocumented residents, and advocates for long-term systems change to ensure immigrants are properly included in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
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The 805UndocuFund was established in 2018 as a grassroots community response to the Thomas Fire, COVID-19, and other wildfires. Since then, they have worked consistently with philanthropy and over 800 volunteers from the community in order to distribute more than $8 million in one-time cash disaster relief to more than 6,000 households (more that 17,000 Central immigrant residents) who were not eligible to receive state and federal disaster assistance and social safety nets because of their immigration status.
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805UndocuFund was the result of an ongoing collaborative community effort and partnership among Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties-based grassroots organizations, which have a strong reputation and track record, and are trusted by many immigrants:
- Future Leaders of America (FLA)
- Mixteco/Indigenous Community Organizing Project (MICOP)
- Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
You should also check out our article about the UndocuFund.