Our Story

Our Cisco Conexion Latino Giving Circle was the first Giving Circle in the network to be born from an Employee Resource Group for Latinx employees. Now through the Cisco Conexion Giving Circle, employees from all departments and levels join forces for collective action to provide multi-year support to community organizations.  In 2020, the Cisco Connexion Circle members mobilized within the company to leverage over $25,000 in individual donations for rapid response grantmaking in response to COVID. Though Latinos are only a small percentage of Cisco’s workforce of 38,000 employees, through the Giving Circle members are bringing diversity and equity to life.

Given in Grants
Year Established

Funding Priorities

Economic Recovery after Covid

Covid Vaccination Outreach

Words from Members

  • Our Giving Circle has provided me with a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded peers across my organization and the community. As a non-Latino person, I’ve chosen LCF as a meaningful way to demonstrate empathy, solidarity, and allyship, and I love meeting the people and organizations that we support in our local community.

    Stephen Jones - Cisco Conexion Latino

Our Current Grantees


2021 Meetings

This Year’s Giving Timeline: March 17  |  June 16  |  October 26

Giving Circles have three official grantmaking meetings with LCF staff – from helping define funding priorities to meeting with nonprofit organizations. Throughout the year, Giving Circles also host socials, and members are invited to join network wide events, including the LGCN Retreat. Interested in attending a meeting? Contact us here.


  • Lead Members

    Carol Villazon

    Dennis Jaramillo

  • A-E

    Alexandra Gomez

    Angela Mendoza

    Camila Baquero Mejia

  • F-L

    James Hackett

  • M-Z

    Marilyn Mora

    Nataly Velez

    Rosalinda Navarro

    Stephen Jones

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About the Latino Giving Circle Network

The Latino Giving Circle Network is the largest network of Latinx philanthropists in the country. From Baby Boomers to Millennials, CEOs to emerging professionals, immigrants to US-born, Latinos and non-Latinos, we are part of a united movement inspired by the power of giving and civic engagement. The funding from these Giving Circles supports grassroots Latinx-led nonprofits, working on the frontlines with Latinx youth and families. These emerging community-rooted organizations are often overlooked by traditional philanthropy. We exist to change that. Learn more about the Network here.