Stop the Hate Renewal Brings $13 Million to Imperial and San Diego Counties

Stop the Hate Renewal Brings $13 Million to Imperial and San Diego Counties to Combat Hate Crimes and Discrimination

The State of California has continued its commitment to combat hate and discrimination with an exciting new investment of $13,439,423 in our region. This funding initiative, called Stop the Hate, provides grants for 27 organizations working hard to fight against hate crimes in Imperial and San Diego counties. Led by the California Department of Social Services, in partnership with the Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs, Stop the Hate funds culturally responsive services to victims and their families. It is part of a larger investment of $91 million throughout California through 2026.

Last year, we shared that Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, in partnership with the San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, was selected to support six organizations in the first year of funding, totaling $800,000. Spearheaded by Tuyen Nguyen, our team led outreach and application workshops to support both the first and second rounds of applications. Thanks in part to these efforts, we are thrilled that the number of grantees has quadrupled and the funding has increased from $800,000 to $13 million, including funds directly to Imperial County

Unfortunately, hate crimes continue to rise, both in California and globally. Stop the Hate grants and the organizations they support provide vital support to offer a wide range of services, including mental health support, legal aid, community healing, and anti-hate initiatives. In addition to financial support, this effort encompasses educational and cultural initiatives that promote greater understanding and tolerance among diverse communities.

We are so excited to work with the organizations doing this important work. To learn more about the 27 grantees, visit our Stop the Hate webpage.

For more information about the Stop the Hate initiative and a complete list of statewide recipients, please visit the official website of the California Department of Social Services.