President and Chief Executive Officer
California Community Foundation
Antonia Hernández has served as president and CEO of the California Community Foundation since 2004. Nationally regarded for her expertise in immigration, civil rights, and philanthropy, Hernández has spent more than four decades advocating for social justice and improving the lives of underserved communities in Los Angeles County and beyond. During her tenure, the California Community Foundation has granted nearly $2 billion, with a focus on health, housing, education, and immigration programs. Previously, Hernández was president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Hernández began her legal career as a staff attorney with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and worked as counsel to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary before joining MALDEF in 1981 as regional counsel in Washington, D.C.