Anti-Payday Lending Grantees 2016

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
California Reinvestment Coalition San Mateo and Santa Clara To support a strong coalition of organizations and leaders to support policies that protect consumers from high-cost payday, car title and installment loans through outreach, education and advocacy. $125,000
Center for Responsible Lending San Mateo and Santa Clara To support anti-payday lending policy advocacy at the state and locals levels, while engaging support from San Mateo, Santa Clara and Los Angeles organizations. $100,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) San Mateo and Santa Clara To support the documenting and raising awareness of changes to payday loan and other small dollar products residents use while exploring the reality of residents’ “ability to repay." $55,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara To support the Coalition Against Payday Predators in Santa Clara County with the goal of educating residents about the harms of payday lending and alternatives while passing local payday lending control ordinances. $250,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Mateo To support Youth for Financial and Economic Justice (Y4FEJ) in San Mateo County with the goal of continuing to challenge predatory payday lending practices and advocating for quality financial products for youth. $125,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto San Mateo To support a legislative advocacy and community education project with the goal of bringing about anti-payday lending legislation in Half Moon Bay and Pacifica and decreasing the prevalence of payday loan usage. $30,000
Public Justice Foundation San Mateo and Santa Clara To support the policy advocacy and strategic litigation of Public Justice’s Anti-Payday Lending Initiative, with the goal of stopping payday lenders—especially online lenders, who target vulnerable families locally and nationally. $50,000
    Total $735,000