Announcing Our 2015 Gala Grantees

We are grateful for the generosity of our donors! At this year’s 10th Anniversary Gala, LCF held a live auction to support the work of Latino-based nonprofit organizations across the State. We are thrilled to announce that $40,500 will be invested in 12 Latino-based organizations.

This year, an additional $16,000 was raised to create a Philanthropic Mentorship Fund for ourLatino/a Giving Circle Network. LCF’s Giving Circle requires a minimum of a $1,000 yearly donation. The Gala Mentorship Fund will support 32 emerging Latino philanthropists with a $500 stipend to get them started in philanthropy. Their dollars be pooled in the circle and invested back into the Latino community through Giving Circle grants. We are so proud of our Latino/a Giving Circle movement! As of today, we have 112 members!

We also want to recognize the National Compadres Network as this year’s Gala Leading Change Award recipient. Felicidades to all! Please scroll down to learn more about the 12 Latino-based organizations that are receiving an LCF Gala mini-grant! These dollars will complement our Programmatic grantmaking which we plan to announce in July.

Thank you for being part of our community. Together we are investing in what matters. 

odatOne Day At a Time
ODAT empowers Latino youth with confidence and life skills by providing a supportive network of peers, opportunities for academic/personal growth and exposure to positive and transformative community experiences.

barriosunidosBarrios Unidos Santa Cruz
Barrios Unidos empowers at-risk Latino youth and builds  positive self-esteem and cultural pride through meaningful community activities, education and job training opportunities.

odatMILPA
MILPA plants inspiration, grows consciousness and transforms the lives of at-risk Latino boys and men by promoting civic engagement, empowerment, and addressing structural issues in Salinas.

North Bay Organizing Project
North Bay Organizing Project unites, educates and builds the leadership of diverse and low-income community members to address inequity and structural issues in Sonoma county.

Somos Familia
Somos Familia supports Latino families with children who are LGBTQ and conducts education to create family and greater Latino community acceptance. The act of parents talking to other parents about family and community acceptance of LGBTQ individuals is changing hearts and minds.

Puertas Abiertas
Puertas Abiertas is a the only Community Resource Center in Napa that works hand in hand with Latinos to inspire and achieve healthy living, self-sufficiency, and opportunities for community leadership.

Fathers and Families of San Joaquin
FFSJ promotes the cultural, economic and social renewal of the most vulnerable families in Stockton and the greater San Joaquin Valley. FFSJ protects children, honors women, and respects the wisdom of elders.

The Latina Center
The Latina Center improves the quality of life and health of the Latino community by providing leadership and personal development opportunities for all Latinas in Richmond, California.

Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)
MUA is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice.

Nuestra Casa of East Palo Alto
Nuestra Casa develops the local Latino leadership of the immigrant community of East Palo Alto to promote civic engagement, greater access to educational opportunity and economic self-sustainability.

odatSomos Mayfair
Somos Mayfair cultivates the dreams and power of Latinos in the Mayfair community through education, leadership development, and community organizing.

Centro Legal de la Raza
Centro Legal de la Raza provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally-sensitive legal aid, community education and advocacy for low-income Latinos in Oakland and the greater Bay Area.

National Compadres Network
LCF 2015 Gala Leading Change Award Recipient
The National Compadres Network is a national effort focused on encouraging and supporting the positive involvement of Latino males as fathers, sons, grandfathers, and mentors in their community.