The HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund is the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 501 (c)(3) charitable arm. HNBA VIA’s mission is to empower the U.S. Latinx community through programs and initiatives that increase the community’s access and influence, and provide expanded education, career advancement, and leadership opportunities. Through a combination of targeted programmatic activities, HNBA VIA, as a joint enterprise with the HNBA, supports the development and advancement of Latinx students, legal professionals and community members across the country.
To carry out our work and mission, the HNBA/VIA Fund’s joined efforts have a 3-prong approach: (1) Su Carrera: professional development and career advancement programs such as Poder25, which aims to increase the number of Hispanic General Counsels at Fortune 500 companies to 20 by the year 2025; the Latina Leadership Academy, working to address and remedy the particular challenges faced by Latinas in the profession; and the Business Development Institute (BDI), helping young lawyers and law students to succeed. (2) Su Futuro: educational pipeline initiatives (from high school to law school) that support the training and educational advancement of young Latinx individuals, including the Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition; the HNBA Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI), a trail-blazing and bold program designed to increase the number of Latinx lawyers practicing intellectual property law; Law School Sin Límites (LSSL), a four-year, college student mentor program; and the Youth Symposium. (3) Su Comunidad: advocacy and community outreach activities and programs, including the HNBA/Prudential Su Dinero Program, which provides a variety of educational materials and financial tools to achieve overall financial wellness for Latinx individuals and their families; and the HNBA/VIA Immigrant Legal Defense Fund, offering financial assistance to cover low-cost legal representation for selected immigration cases.
Please consider VIA when deciding where to invest your or your organization’s charitable support. You may also consider partnering with the HNBA VIA Fund to advance your organization’s Latinx diversity and inclusion or corporate citizenship programs and initiatives.
Donate above to help us continue our many programs or you can donate directly to the HNBA/VIA Immigrant Legal Defense Fund.
The HNBA/VIA Immigrant Legal Defense Fund provides grants for low-cost legal representation to assist in the defense of select immigration cases. The HNBA is confident that by working together with our members, partners and friends, we can make a substantial difference in the lives of immigrants across the country. In this time of family togetherness and goodwill to mankind, your donations will help to provide legal representation to those who need it the most. DONATE directly to the HNBA/VIA Immigrant Legal Defense Fund.
Learn More About VIA
To partner with the HNBA VIA Fund or to view a full listing of all VIA's programs, please visit the website HERE.
Questions? Email VIA@hnba.com.
The HNBA VIA Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Your contribution may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. The deduction is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any goods or services received in exchange for your contribution. Please consult your tax advisers or the IRS to determine whether your contribution is deductible.