Our Story

In the Contra Costa Latinx Giving Circle, you’ll find a community of people who get things done. Many were born and raised in this often forgotten corner of the Bay Area which is the most rural and agricultural area in the region spanning from Walnut Creek to Antioch to Oakley. Members in this Circle recognize the disinvestment in the Latino communities of Contra Costa and work tirelessly to invest their money and their time into the organizations who are trusted resources.

Given in Grants
Year Established

Funding Priorities

Civic Engagement

Leadership Development

Mental Health

Words from Members

  • With so many challenges in our world right now, I love being part of something POSITIVE that’s making a difference in my community. LCF is an INCREDIBLE organization that I am always beaming proud to be a part of. I love connecting with my wonderful Contra Costa Latino Giving Circle community and getting to know and support the amazing Latino-led orgs doing super important work in the county.

    Jenna Carlsson -
  • Being part of my Giving Circle has made me reflect on the teachers, organizations and volunteers that made an impact on my life during my youth. I feel honored and privileged to be able to give back to my community through philanthropy.

    Roberto Diaz-Gonzalez - Contra Costa Latinx
  • Being a part of my Giving Circle has given me the courage to respond to the age ole, “Mi’ja- ya se te va el tren” with “Tia- I AM…WE ARE the train.” In essence, this network has helped me claim my cultural deviance as an asset instead of a liability and has supported me to invest my money, time, talent and energy more mindfully with and for my community.

    Janitzia Rodriguez - Contra Costa Latinx
  • Being part of the Contra Costa Latinx Giving Circle has been a phenomenal experience! It’s incredible to be in a space with dedicated, passionate, companionate, Latinos who want to help support and uplift their communities! I am truly grateful to be a part of this group, I’ve met amazing people, learned about outstanding organizations and it’s brought so much connection and joy to my life!

    Natalia Tocino - Contra Costa Latinx

Our Current Grantees


2021 Meetings

This Year’s Giving Timeline: February 23  |  June 29  |  September 28

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

    Natalia Tocino

  • A-E

    Ady Olvera

    Andrea Rios

    Anna Luna

    Arcelya Morales

  • F-L

    Fernando Sandoval

    Glenda Monterroza

    Janitzia Rodriguez

    Jenna Carlsson

    Linda Olvera

    Lucinda Wirth

    Luis Felipe Torres Jr.

  • M-Z

    Roberto Diaz-Gonzalez

    Sofia Navarro

    Xoledad Torres

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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.