About

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is the leading civil rights voice of the Latino community.

Contact

MALDEF is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with regional offices throughout the United States.

For general inquiries contact: (213) 629-2512, or info@MALDEF.org.
or see our list of regional offices.

For media inquiries, please contact: media@MALDEF.org

Mission

Founded in 1968, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Our commitment is to protect and defend the rights of all Latinos living in the United States and the constitutional rights of all Americans.

Board of Directors

MALDEF is headed by a President and General Counsel and is governed by a 30-member national Board of Directors. Headquartered in Los Angeles, MALDEF operates four regional offices in Los Angeles, San Antonio, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

MPMC

MALDEF Property Management Corporation (MPMC), a 501(c)(3) organization, manages the building which serves as the National Headquarters and Los Angeles Regional Offices for MALDEF. The MPMC building also serves as a unique professional environment primarily for other non-profit organizations that provide assistance to minority and other underserved communities.

Office Locations

Headquartered in Los Angeles, MALDEF operates five regional offices in Los Angeles, San Antonio, Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

Career Opportunities

MALDEF offers challenging and rewarding employment opportunities for qualified individuals who are ready and willing to work for justice.

Ways to Donate

Your support of MALDEF will immeasurably help our cause for the fair treatment of Latinos in the classroom, workplace, and the courtroom. Together, we can continue to make a real difference in the lives of the Latino community.

MALDEF on EDUCATION

Providing Access to Quality Education

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund