Congratulations 2020 Día Mini Grant Winners

The winners of the 2020 REFORMA Día Mini-Grants are: OC Public Libraries, La Habra Branch; Council Bluffs Public Library; Hayward Public Library; Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library; Chesapeake Public Library.

REFORMA is committed to continuing supporting programing to Latinos and Spanish speakers in our communities - virtual and in-person. The time to review the applications and select the winners of our 2020 Día Mini-Grants Program came around the time the COVID-19 pandemic was developing, which prompted us to adjust the program timeline and guidelines. The winners were selected based on the creativity, level of community involvement, and showcase of Latinx literature and culture, as presented in their original submission.

We're excited to announce the winners of the 2020 REFORMA Día Mini-Grants:

  • OC Public Libraries, La Habra Branch / David Lopez - Orange County, CA
  • Council Bluffs Public Library / Yvonne Rodriguez - Council Bluffs, IA
  • Hayward Public Library / Xenia Lal - Hayward, CA    
  • Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library / Gina Maria Rosabal - Sarasota, FL
  • Chesapeake Public Library, Greenbrier Branch / Jeri Ramos Morton - Chesapeake, VA

Each library will receive $300 to support a virtual or in-person program in the spirit of Día. The program must take place by December 31, 2020.


REFORMA thanks the Día Mini-Grants Selection Committee:

  • Alda Allina Migoni, REFORMA At-Large Representative
  • Ana Campos, REFORMA Secretary
  • Kenny Garcia, REFORMA President
  • Maria F. Estrella, Chair of REFORMA's Children's and Young Adult Services Committee (CAYASC)
  • Nicanor Diaz, REFORMA Chapter Representative
  • Oscar Baeza, REFORMA Vice-President/President-Elect

Madeline Peña, REFORMA Immediate Past-President, served as project coordinator.


We thank everyone who applied for our Día Mini-Grant Program. We received 12 eligible submissions. We remind you that we are currently accepting submissions for our Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grants Program through July 24. Apply today!


If you'd like to support future Día Mini-Grants, consider making a donation to REFORMA at


¡Felicidades a los ganadores!