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Grassroots International

Amelita Pascual Spear

Amelita Pascual Spear is the Regional Director of Philanthropy – Southern California for Mercy Housing California (MHC). MHC is an affordable housing developer serving low and very-low income families, senior citizens, persons who are homeless and people with special needs. She previously directed programs with Genesis LA, a community lending nonprofit and was a capacity building and fund development consultant and raised over $4.7 million in funding for a range of economic, environmental and social justice organizations. Ami founded the South Market (SoMa) Foundation in 1990, which she directed for almost 10 years, and was also a founding member of the GABRIELA Network.