OUR CHANGEMAKING STRATEGY

We believe in our community’s ability to lead change. That is why we invest in Latino-led nonprofits working on the frontlines of social change. Our grantees have the entrepreneurial vision and passion to transform their communities. We stand beside them to get it done.  View all of our grantees here.

Latino nonprofits serve as trusted hubs for sharing resources, developing leaders and promoting cultural strengths and community solutions. These organizations do more than provide services to our community – they ignite and develop youth and parent civic leadership. LCF honors the important contributions of our emerging Latino-led organizations and gives them a platform to grow into institutions that can have a lasting impact in our communities.

CAPACITY BUILDING: LATINO NONPROFIT ACCELERATOR

On August 24th Google.org announced a historic investment of $1 million in the Latino Community Foundation to support the Latino Nonprofit Accelerator. With this investment LCF will carry out its mission to unleash the power of Latinos. The Accelerator will provide a cohort of 10 nonprofits with grant funding, one-on-one coaching from world class Fundraising Consultants and Design Firms, and a cohort learning model that builds solidarity amongst Latino nonprofits. LCF will host 4-5 Annual retreats to immerse leaders in topics such as: the cultural barriers to fundraising, our relationship to money and power, and the importance of authentic impact storytelling. Learn more

For more information or to become a funding partner, contact Masha Chernyak, VP of Programs and Policy at mchernyak@latinocf.org.

Our Latino Nonprofit Accelerator has been featured in: Univision, ABC7TechCrunch, La Opinion, Silicon Valley Business Journal, EFE, Ultima Hora and more.

CRITERIA WE PRIORITIZE FOR FUNDING

Latino-Led

We believe in our community’s ability to make change. That’s why we invest in Latino-led organizations that have more than 51% of Board and Staff who are Latino.

Grassroots

Organizations that develop local leaders and use culture as a tool for change. Our Grantees are trusted nonprofits that are deeply rooted in the community.

Civic Engagement

Community organizing and civic leadership is embedded into the organization’s mission. Our Grantees empower Latinos to develop people-powered solutions for lasting change.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What types of organizations does LCF fund?
    • Latino-led 51% of Board and Staff
    • Latino-serving 51%
    • Grassroots organizations with operating budget of less than $1.5 M working in California
  • How to apply for a Latino Community Foundation Grant?

    LCF Grants are by invitation only. Please contact Samantha Sandoval at ssandoval@latinocf.org for more information.

“LCF is building a new model for philanthropy. One that is community centered. When they say that philanthropy is about love they really mean it – and we feel it. It is not just about receiving fiscal support or the investment that matters, it is about building authentic relationships.”

– George Galvis, ED, CURYJ