Anti-Payday Lending Grantees 2015

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
California Reinvestment Coalition San Mateo and Santa Clara To support and sustain a strong coalition of advocates to inform local, statewide and federal policies to protect consumers and communities from high-cost payday loans and other predatory loan products. $125,000
Center for Responsible Lending San Mateo and Santa Clara To support state policy efforts to limit risky payday lending and high-cost insallment lending in California, and CFPB rulemaking to end the payday debt trap at the national level. $100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto San Mateo To support efforts to reduce the negative impact of payday lending in San Mateo County through comprehensive community education and passage of local ordinances limiting or banning payday lending in Half Moon Bay and Pacifica. $50,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates San Mateo and Santa Clara To support efforts to curb the use of predatory payday lending by increasing community-wide awareness of the various alternatives to payday lending and resources available throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. $45,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara To support  the Coalition Against Payday Predators, a collaboration of community-based organizations working to limit the predatory financials practices of payday lenders in Santa Clara County. $250,000
Public Justice Foundation San Mateo and Santa Clara To support strategic litigation and policy advocacy of Public Justice’s Anti-Payday Lending Initiative, which is currently fighting industry attempts to bypass California’s consumer protection laws by exploiting tribal immunity. $65,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Mateo To support a youth-led anti-payday lending  campaign in San Mateo County, including advocating for greater local access to quality youth financial products and stronger federal industry legislation/regulation. $125,000
    Total $760,000