Our Story

The Latinos in Healthcare Giving Circle (formerly KPLA Latinx) is where healthcare professionals come together to flex their collective power, and passion to advance health equity within the organizations they represent and communities they serve.

Inspiring Latinos, Latinas, and Latinxs to pursue healthcare careers and professionally develop their skills as leaders is one of their focus areas to enable an inclusive workforce. Members of this Circle recognize the pervasive existence of healthcare inequities and through their intentional investment, cross-collaboration, and equity-centered solutions, they believe systems and practices can change to enable communities to prosper free of systemic oppression and racism.

Given in Grants
Year Established

Funding Priorities

Healthcare Pipeline Development

Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Mental Health

Words from Members

  • As Latinos we have the power to be the change, to impact our community. Being a philanthropist is more than the generosity that we bring, it is about family, connections and engaging in issues that matter for us now and future generations.

    Victoria Arreola - KPLA Latinx
  • I love the collective impact of empowering our communities and I’m inspired to redefine the philanthropy narrative. Yo soy una filántropa, I’m a philanthropist!

    Michelle Linares - KPLA Latinx
  • I love connecting with colleagues who have similar passions of empowering and strengthening communities. We are part of this global movement that is changing the face and culture of philanthropy. It is so inspiring to feel connected at this time in history where we are all being forced to distance and our communities have so many added pressures due to the global pandemic.

    Hannah Cordero Chen - KPLA Latinx
  • I love that our common goal, which is to help others in need, unites our Giving Circle. Everyone in the Giving Circle is here by choice which makes it special.

    Thomas Rangel - KPLA Latinx
  • Joining the KPLA Latinx Giving Circle gave me the opportunity to connect with others who share the same desire to give back. Together, we support Latino-led organizations who, in turn, make lasting impacts in our community. It is truly a full circle of giving to one another. I am overjoyed and humbled to be a part of it.

    Yesmina Zavala - KPLA Latinx
  • I love being able to give back to organizations focused on empowering Latinos to accomplish more.

    Diana Bojorquez, MD - KPLA Latinx
  • I love being part of a group of like-minded individuals trying to due more good for our community.

    Susanna Osorno-Crandall - KPLA Latinx

Our Current Grantees


2021 Meetings

This Year’s Giving Timeline: March 23  |  June 22  |  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

    Hannah Cordero Chen

    Michelle Linares

    Victoria Arreola

  • A-E

    Alexandra Caraballo

    Anthony Barrueta

    Barbara Estrada

    Berta Bejarano

    Diana Bojorguez

    Diana Verhalen

  • F-L

    Gabby Hernandez

    Javier Miramontes

    Jesus Garcia

    Ken Grullon

    Lynne Behr

  • M-Z

    Marina Aiello

    Michele Beleu

    Omar Nevarez

    Oscar Boado

    Raelene Rodriguez

    Susanna Osorno-Crandall

    Thomas Rangel

    Vanessa Benavides

    Yesmina Zavala

Ready to Join?




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.