Founded in 2006 as a 501(c)3 with headquarters in Los Angeles, the UFW Foundation opened service centers two years later in Salinas and Bakersfield in order to reach and better serve low-income farm workers and other immigrants living in more remote, underserved communities in central and northern California. The UFW Foundation now has offices in Fresno, California, and Phoenix, Arizona, in addition to its original two, and has served tens of thousands of immigrants and their families. The centers fill a gap in the service network by providing critically-needed assistance to those who live in areas where resources are few or non-existent. Of particular importance is the legal immigration assistance the UFWF offers through its federal Board of Immgration Appeals (BIA) accredited staff. However, the offices also provide assistance with public benefits, outreach and enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, and provide advocacy and education on immigrant rights and workplace safety.