California Community Foundation
Foundation executive; Nonprofit organization executive; Lawyer
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Public Affairs and Public Policy
A national leader in civil rights, immigration and philanthropy, Antonia Hernández joined the California Community Foundation (CCF) as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Established in 1915, CCF stewards $1.5 billon in assets and is committed to improving the quality of life for all Los Angeles County residents by addressing the root causes of the county’s most urgent problems. Previously, Hernández was president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a national nonprofit litigation and advocacy organization dedicated to the civil rights of Latinos. She served as staff attorney with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and as counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Hernández’ present board service includes the American Automobile Association, Automobile Club of Southern California, Council of Foundations, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association, Grameen America, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Commission on Presidential Debates and the JFK Library Foundation Profile in Courage Award. She is a fellow of the American Law Institute.