475 professional Latinos united by a shared sense of justice and generosity

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. Each member of the LGCN donates a minimum of $1,000 a year (or $84 a month). Together, each circle defines the issues facing the Latino community that they want to invest in. The funding supports grassroots Latino-led organizations, working on the frontlines with Latino youth and families. These emerging community-rooted nonprofits are often overlooked by traditional philanthropy. We exist to change that.

Which Latino Giving Circle will you join?

Click in each Giving Circle to find out where they meet, how many members they have, their funding priorities and next dates!

  • San Francisco Latino Giving Circle

    After the first Giving Circle was launched with Latina women, the men decided to start their own. This circle meets in San Francisco.

    Members: 30 maleicon maleicon

    Established: 2015

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • March 7 – Funding Priorities
    • June 13 – Experts or Donor Development
    • August 29 – Docket Review
    • December 12 – Grants Night

    Funding Priorities: Focus on boys in the Bay Area

    1. Early Education
    2. Youth Development
    3. School Retention

    Grantees: Educators 4 Fair Consideration (E4FC), DevMission, Mission GraduatesHOMEY, Educa2, CURYJ and Fathers and Families of San Joaquin.

    Total Grants Out: $92,000

    Words from members: “My favorite experience with LGCN was the day that I was honored to call the first grantees of our circle. The privilege of being able to help others as a result of a collaborative effort from like-minded people is simply amazing.” – Angel Chavez, Founding Member, SF Latino Giving Circle

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • Latinos in Tech Giving Circle

    Our Latinos in Tech Giving Circle meets simultaneously in San Francisco and South Bay – connecting via Hangout.
    Members: 45  maleicon  femaleicon

    Established: 2015

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • October 10 – Funding Priorities
    • 2019:
    • January 30 – Experts or Donor Development
    • April 17 – Docket Review
    • July 17 – Grants Night
    • October 23 – Funding Priorities

    Funding Priorities:

    1. Diversity in Tech
    2. Latino Entrepreneurship
    3. STEM Programs for Latinos
    4. Civic Engagement

    Grantees: Educators for Fair ConsiderationDigital NEST,  ListoAmerica, LISTASKid’s Vision, Empoder, SF RisingMobilize the Immigrant Vote,

    Total Grants Out: $104,000

    Words from members: “LCF does much more than help us collect and invest our pooled funds into Latino-led nonprofits. They help to create a sense of family, fun and a deep sense of belonging to something that we care about. Most importantly, educate us on the issues that many Latino families and nonprofits face and encourage us to get involved in advocacy.” – Alberto Melgoza, Founding Member, Latinos in Tech Giving Circle

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • LGBTQ Latinx Giving Circle

    Our LGBTQ Latinx Giving Circle meets in San Francisco. Join them!

    Members: 21  maleicon  femaleicon

    Established: 2016

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • January 23 – Funding Priorities
    • April 17 – Experts or Donor Development
    • July 3 – Docket Review
    • October 19 – Grants Night

    Funding Priorities:

    Mental Health, Refugee and Asylum, Arts and Youth Leadership.

    Grantees: El/La Para TranslatinasSomos FamiliaPromesa (part of Instituto Familiar de la Raza), Ensable Folclórico Colibrí 

    Total Grants Out: $43,000

    Words from members: “My faith in humanity is restored by the collective care and compassion we have for each other. I look forward to working with my fellow LGBTQ Latinos in preserving our rights, funding LGBTQ health initiatives and outreach, advancing trans rights, protecting immigrant rights and so much more. Together, we can work in solidarity, building power for our communities and ensuring that love wins.” – Joey Castaneda, LGBTQ Latinx Giving Circle Member

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • Central Valley Latino Giving Circle

    This co-ed Giving Circle meets in Fresno, Modesto and Bakersfield. Join them!

    Members: 68  maleicon  femaleicon

    Established: 2016

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • April 18 – Learning Meeting
    • June – Docket Review
    • August – Grants Out

    Funding Priorities:

    1. Leadership Development
    2. Community Development
    3. Latino Entrepreunership

    Grantees: 

    Regional: PIQE, CVIIC

    Merced/Madera/Fresno Counties: Community Center for the Arts & Technology, Education Leadership Foundation, Fresno Barrios Unidos, Mi Familia Vota

    Kings/Tulare/Kern Counties: Latina Leaders of Kern, ACT for Women and Girls, Dolores Huerta Foundation

    Total Grants Out: $115,000

    Words from members: Latinos already give generously in their communities. The Latino Giving Circle Network allow us to harness the power of collaboration to be more strategic and to fund causes that improve the lives of families, especially the most underserved. We hope this initiative will inspire future generations to embrace philanthropy as a way to strengthen and transform communities into those where individuals can realize their dreams and reach their full potential.” – Tim Rios, Founding Member Central Valley Latino Giving Circle

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • Pleasanton Latina Giving Circle

    The Pleasanton Latina Giving Circle was championed by Alma-Ruth Avalos. This circle meets in Pleasanton and focuses their funding on Latino children and families in the Tri Valley area (which includes Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore).

    Members: 20 femaleicon  femaleicon

    Established: 2014

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • November 30 – Grants Day
    • 2019:
    • February 21 – Funding Priorities
    • May 22 – Experts or Donor Development
    • August 14 – Docket Review
    • November 6 – Grants Day

    Funding Priorities:

    1. Immigration
    2. Legal Aid
    3. Education

    Grantees: Centro Legal de la Raza, LISTAS, Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project and Diaz & Loera Centro Latino.

    Total Grants Out: $46,000

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • East Bay Latino Giving Circle

    This all-male Giving Circle meets in Oakland. Join them!

    Members: 21 maleicon maleicon

    Established: 2016

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • December 5 – Funding Priorities
    • 2019:
    • March 20 – Experts or Donor Development
    • June 5 – Docket Review
    • September 4 – Grants Night
    • December 4 – Funding Priorities

    Funding Priorities:

    1. Leadership Development
    2. Mentorship for Latino youth

    Grantees: CURYJ, One Day at a Time, Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, 67 Sueños

    Total Grants Out: $38,000

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • Sacramento Latino Giving Circle

    Members: 15 maleicon  femaleicon

    Established: 2017

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • January 29 – Experts or Donor Development
    • April 9 – Docket Review
    • August 16 – Grants Night
    • October 23 – Funding Priorities

    Funding Priorities: Health Education, Youth Empowerment

    Total Grants Out: $18,200

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • South Bay Latino Giving Circle

    Members: 11 maleicon  femaleicon

    Established: 2016

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • December 4 – Funding Priorities
    • 2019:
    • March 19 – Experts or Donor Development
    • June 4 – Docket Review
    • September 18 – Grants Night
    • December 17 – Funding Priorities

    Funding Priorities: Civic Engagement

    Grantees: SIREN, Learning and Loving Education Center

    Total Grants Out: $17,500

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • Contra Costa Latino Giving Circle

    Members: 18 maleicon  femaleicon

    Established: 2018

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • February 6 – Experts Speakers
    • May 22 – Docket Review
    • September 18 – Grants Night

    Funding Priorities:
    Youth and Parent Leadership Development
    Civic Engagement

    Grantees: Yet to be determined.

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

  • Emerging Circles: Wine Country, Orange County, San Diego, KPLA

    WINE COUNTRY
    Members: 9 maleicon  femaleicon
    Established: 2017
    Next Meeting Dates:

    • August – Mixer TBD

     

    ORANGE COUNTY
    Members: maleicon  femaleicon
    Established: 2017
    Next Meeting Dates:
    Yet to be determined

     

    SAN DIEGO
    Members: 9 maleicon  femaleicon
    Established: 2018
    Next Meeting Dates:

    • June 20 – Mixer
    • August 29 – Launch

     

    Kaiser Permanente Latino Association (KPLA)
    Members:  maleicon  femaleicon
    Established: 2018

     

    Questions? Contact Sara Velten at svelten@latinocf.org

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