Our Story

The Bay Area is known world-wide as a center for technology. The Latinos in Tech Giving Circle emerged from this critical and vibrant sector with members – in tech and non-tech roles alike- representing companies from the newest, smallest start up to the giants of the industry like Google and Facebook. Members are young, ambitious, love travel, and many come from humble beginnings. In many ways, they represent the “firsts” in their families — first to graduate college, to break into tech, to serve in key leadership roles. They are determined not to be the last.

Though Latinos comprise a small minority of the sector overall, members of the Latinos in Tech Giving Circle are leading efforts to spark Latinx inclusion in their companies in addition to distributing grants. For example, in June 2020 amid the uprising for Black Lives Matter, Latinos in Tech Circle members convened as a working group to explore how they could leverage the moment for change within their institutions.

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49
Members
$184,200
Given in Grants
2015
Year Established

Funding Priorities

Latino Youth STEM Programs

Bridging The Digital Divide

Words from Members

  • I love being able to make meaningful connections with fellow Latinos in Tech, impact change and support grassroots tech organizations in our community has been an extremely rewarding experience.

    Steve A. Guillén - Latinos in Tech
  • I love paying it forward to help my community since I received help to get to where I am today!

    Paul Segalini - Latinos in Tech
  • If it wasn’t for the Latinos in Tech Giving circle I don’t think that I would be in the position that I am today. This group was the first community outside of the Digital NEST that supported me in my journey of being in philanthropy & technology.

    Martín Vargas-Vega - Latinos in Tech
  • One of the things I most enjoy is learning together about our Latino community and philanthropy. The Latinos in Tech Giving Circle is not only giving, smart, talented, but also fun and poderoso/powerful. I really enjoy getting to know all the members. As a Latina engineer, this network has provided me with an intersection of my interests, values, and an uplifting community. The time commitment is so minimal yet I know I am making long lasting friendships as well as an impact in communities that need it most.

    Mariana Sierra - Latinos in Tech
  • I love the organic community building that takes places as we discuss how to be of best support as well as the innovative ideas of how to double our collective impact together.

    Lili Gangas - Latinos in Tech
  • It’s a privilege to enable the next generation of Latinos in realizing their dreams.

    Joseph Sandoval - Latinos in Tech
  • I love giving back to a community that gave me so much is fulfilling.

    Jennifer Arguello - Latinos in Tech
  • I love knowing my donations go toward meaningfully supporting organizations I care about. The other members in my circle are leaders in their field so I also get a lot of value out of the connections I make.

    Frances Coronel - Latinos in Tech
  • Someone once saw in me what I could yet see and giving back is allowing me to pass on that hope to someone else.

    Deysi Mendez - Latinos in Tech
  • I love being a part of the LCF family because I have the opportunity to share a space and support a group of individuals that look like me and share similar values. One of my favorite memories is attending the 2020 LGCN Retreat in-person and hearing from inspiring speakers and meeting other members from all over California.

    Christina Ortega - Latinos in Tech
  • I like to call Giving Circles “FUBU Philanthropy” — For us by us! Giving Circles gave me the introduction I needed to feel comfortable with “philanthropy”, tearing down the ivory towers that make it feel so distant. Going beyond the dollars, they offer the chance to build a real connection with the organizations doing the work you care about. Not only that but, they are fun(!) — offering the chance to connect with a new network of like-minded latinos who are using their privilege for good.

    Chris Torres - Latinos in Tech
  • I really appreciate the friendships and community brought together by LCF. LCF was there to guide me when I helped create the LatinX ERG at Square and now as a first-time tech entrepreneur. Thank you!

    Camilo Isaza - Latinos in Tech
  • “Lift as you climb.” Many paved the way for us to have the opportunities we have today. Being able to leverage my privilege to empower others is not only rewarding but a responsibility.”

  • One of the things I most enjoy is learning together about our Latino community and philanthropy. The Latinos in Tech Giving Circle is not only giving, smart, talented, but also fun and poderoso/powerful. I really enjoy getting to know all the members. As a Latina engineer, this network has provided me with an intersection of my interests, values, and an uplifting community. The time commitment is so minimal yet I know I am making long lasting friendships as well as an impact in communities that need it most.”

    Mariana Sierra Latinos in Tech Giving Circle -

Our Current Grantees

GRANTS HISTORY

2021 Meetings

This Year’s Giving Timeline: March 25  |  June 24  |  October 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.

Members

  • Lead Members

    Chris Torres

    Martin Vargas Vega

  • A-E

    Abraham Martinez

    Alberto Melgoza

    Alex Alvarez

    Agustin Torres

    Amanda Renteria

    Amro Radwan

    Angel Abrego Ramirez

    April Alvarez

    Camilo Isaza

    Carina Bustos

    Carlos Enrique Mogollan

    Christina Ortega

    Deysi Mendez

    Eliana Murillo

    Emilio Garcia

  • F-L

    Frank Molina

    Gabriela Rodriguez

    Gabriela Zamudio

    Hector Mujica

    Izamar Moya

    James Hackett

    Jennifer Arguello

    Jon Garcia

    Jose Vasquez

    Joseph Sandoval

    Kerry Rosado

    Lili Gangas

    Lisa Sanchez

    Lorena Chatterjee

    Lorena Roman

  • M-Z

    Maria Cuba

    Mariana Sierra

    Meilani Santillan

    Miguel Jaime

    Omar Medina

    Paul Segalini

    Roman Leal

    Shaelyn Ochoa

    Steve Guillen

    Sofia Ayal Perel

    Tomas Flier

    Victor Ramirez

    York Prado

    Yscaira Jimenez

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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.