Anti Payday Lending Grantees 2011

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Center for Responsible Lending San Mateo, Santa Clara counties, statewide Support to develop and implement a new statewide anti-payday lending strategy that prevents the expansion of predatory payday lending in California while strengthening local advocacy efforts. $100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara County Support to research and analyze payday lending practices in San Jose and other cities and to develop an ordinance for the City of San Jose that regulates the location of establishments and minimizes undue concentration. $50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto San Mateo County Support for a collaborative campaign to focus on a local ordinance and to redirect present and potential users of payday lending to other products. $50,000
Insight Center for Community Economic Development San Mateo County Support to counter the prevalence of payday lending in San Mateo County through the passage of municipal ordinances, public education and creation of a pilot payday lending alternative. $100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara County Support to educate San José residents about the impact of payday lending and to establish broad community support for reforms. This includes mobilizing community members to advocate for an ordinance that addresses the proliferation of payday lenders and check cashers in the city's low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. $200,000