Become an UnidosUS Affiliate

Be a part of the UnidosUS Familia!

See the benefits and eligibility criteria below

Join the UnidosUS Affiliate Network

Be a part of the UnidosUS Familia!

Since its founding in 1968, UnidosUS has understood that the foundation of its national advocacy and civil rights work is its Affiliate Network, which is composed of nearly 300 independent community-based organizations throughout the country. 

Our Affiliates are a powerful force for positive and meaningful change in the Hispanic community. We elevate their power by: 

  • Developing nonprofit leaders with culturally relevant trainings in specific program areas, advocacy, and civic engagement. 
  • Convening Affiliates to foster peer-to-peer collaboration, highlighting their talents and expertise. 
  • Linking Affiliates to opportunities for external funding, professional development, and leadership. 
  • Providing access to special information, communications, materials, and services. 
  • Connecting Affiliates to a broad range of nonprofit resources including subgrants for eligible Affiliates each year, as funding is available. 
  • Highlighting Affiliates through the broad reach of UnidosUS’s integrated communications. 

Networking and Training 

We bring Affiliates together several times a year to provide issue briefings, grow their advocacy skills, and build their capacity. Activities include: 

  • National Latino Advocacy Days 
  • UnidosUS Annual Conference 
  • UnidosUS Latino Leadership Summit 
  • Fall Regional Convenings 
  • Region-Specific Advocacy Training 
  • Program-Specific Capacity-Building 
  • Issue-Specific Networking 
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking 



Affiliates have access to expert-led trainings on topics they identify and prioritize, at little to no cost as funding is available. Topics include: 

  • Leadership Development 
  • Technology (Access/Training) 
  • Program Evaluation 
  • Board Development and Recruitment 
  • Fundraising and Resource Development 
  • Leadership Transition Planning 
  • Media and Communications (including social media) 
  • Social Enterprise 
  • Curriculum Training

All organizations interested in joining the UnidosUS Affiliate Network must meet certain criteria and submit a completed application for affiliation. There are two annual application cycles with respective deadlines of April and November. 

All eligible applicants are presented to the UnidosUS Board of Directors for review and approval each June and February. 

  • Complete the Affiliation Eligibility Wizard to determine if your organization is eligible. Eligible organizations will be contacted by UnidosUS Affiliate Member Services team for next steps and deadlines. 

All organizations seeking to apply for affiliation must meet the following criteria: 


  • Is an autonomous Hispanic community-based/community-focused organization 
  • Has IRS-designated 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt status 
  • Is financially sound and can provide current, audited financial statements 
  • Has a board of directors resolution approving UnidosUS affiliation 



  • Has a demonstrated commitment to serving Hispanics 
  • Has an identifiable Hispanic constituency for which it advocates 
  • Has goals and objectives compatible with those of UnidosUS and consistent with UnidosUS’s strategic priorities 


Latino Focus 

In order to demonstrate commitment to service to the Latino community and to develop Latino leadership at all levels, the following three Latino-focus criteria must be met: 

  • Serves and/or advocates for a constituency that is at least 50% Hispanic 
  • Has staff/leadership that is at least 25% Hispanic 
  • Has a board that is at least 25% Hispanic, meets regularly, and is representative of the Latino community/geographic area it serves 


Commitment to Impact 

  • Demonstrates alignment with UnidosUS’s focus on creating measurable impact in the Latino community; to this end, the applicant must demonstrate how it advances the ability and opportunity of Hispanics to improve their socioeconomic status 



  • Consistent with UnidosUS’s institutional values, UnidosUS requests that applicants adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct stated herein and in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws. Therefore, each applicant organization should have a formally adopted code of ethics with which all of its trustees, staff, and volunteers are familiar and to which they adhere. 
  • UnidosUS and its members shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, political affiliation, or other classifications identified and protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. 

UnidosUS Affiliate Members Services
Raul Yzaguirre Building
1126 16th St. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Renew your UnidosUS affiliation

As a member of the UnidosUS Affiliate Network, your partnership and support ensure our national and regional efforts remain relevant and continue to reflect the needs of your community. 

Annual membership fees are based on General Member Affiliate’s annual Total Revenue (IRS Form 990) Size and all Affiliates are required to submit payment of membership dues annually to ensure continuous access to benefits. 

UnidosUS Affiliate Dues as of October 2023* 

Total Revenue (IRS Form 990) Size  Fee 
Total Revenue Size of $500K or Less  $800
Total Revenue Size of $500K–$1M                                         $1,140
Total Revenue Size of $1M–$2.5M  $1,330
Total Revenue Size of $2.5– $5M  $1,520
Total Revenue Size of $5M–$10M  $1,774
Total Revenue Size of $10M–$25M  $2,534
Total Revenue Size over $25M  $3,173


*Dues amounts increase 3% annually



Please send a check to: 

Raul Yzaguirre Building
1126 16th Street, NW
Attn: Finance Department
Washington, DC 20036 


If you have any additional questions, or need a copy of your invoice, please contact Laura Alfonso Barón at [email protected]. 

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