Los Fundadores was founded in 1987 as Los Fundadores - the Founders & Friends of Santa Clara County. In 1999, to address a larger state-wide membership, the name was changed to Los Fundadores y Amigos de Alta California.

The goal of the organization is to promote public awareness of Spanish and Mexican culture in California and that of the Native peoples that preceded it.

We seek to learn more about the early families that are associated with the founding of the modern state, and provide assistance with genealogical research.

* A quarterly newsletter is published dedicated to disseminating information on the history and cultural heritage of Alta California and its Hispanic families, with a genealogical timeframe of 1769-1852.

* We promote and participate in public events that celebrate pivotal events associated with early California.

* A permanent exhibit had been maintained within the Los Fundadores & Pioneers Room at the Headen-Inman House Museum owned by the City of Santa Clara, but has been closed due to the pandemic.

The President/Secretary of the organization is Evalyn Martinez.

Vice President/Treasurer - Franklin Maggi

Advisory and contributing - Dorothy Wuss, Maria Rieger, and Tim Abney

Send your requests for info to Los Fundadores, 725 N Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380