Our Story

The Orange County Latino Giving Circle is proud to represent one of the highest concentrated regions of Latinos in California. As one of the newest Giving Circle’s, these leaders are resilient and represent some of the best of nuestra comunidad. By founding the Circle, members expanded Latino Community Foundation’s reach into the OC where they mobilize resources to organizations supporting Latino families across Orange County. Their goal is to keep growing in the region and elevate the brilliance of their members.

Given in Grants
Year Established

Funding Priorities

Civic Engagement


Words from Members

  • Being of part of something bigger than myself such as the Giving Circle gives me a sense of fulfillment.

    Robert Ornelas - Orange County Latino
  • Being part of the OC Latino Giving Circle has allowed me a path to amplify my heart by connecting back to the community.

    Guido Nunez - Orange County Latino
  • The group is very collaborative, very can-do attitude, and open to hearing ideas from all group members.

    Belinda de la Libertad - Orange County Latino

Our Current Grantees


2021 Meetings

This Year’s Giving Timeline: March 2  |  June 1  |  October 5

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

    Guido Nunez

    Luis Cachua

  • A-E

    Araceli Calderon

    Azucena Maldonado

    Belinda de la Libertad

    Eli Torres

  • F-L

    Johnny Baltazar

    Juan Magana

    Kimberly Barraza Lyons

    Luis Arellano

  • M-Z

    Nicole Baltazar

    Robert Ornelas

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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.