Our Story

The Stanislaus Latino Giving Circle was born from the larger Central Valley collective that came together to reclaim a different vision for the Valley- one rooted in leadership, generosity, and pride. This Circle is filled with leaders of community organizations, business owners and more. While this region faces some of the highest disparities in opportunity, health, education, and equality in our state due to decades of disinvestment, the Giving Circle continues to provide essential contributions to Stanislaus County.

Given in Grants
Year Established

Funding Priorities

Civic Engagement



Words from Members

  • It feels wonderful to be part of a group of Latino leaders in Stanislaus county that help fund locally led Latino non profit organizations that are making a difference in our community. I also feel honored to be part of the Latino Community Foundation that link California Latinos together for a common cause- Latinos helping Latinos.

    Stella Moya Ureno -
  • Our Giving Circle provides opportunity to work with grantees and provide hands on support.

  • I love supporting our Latino-led community organizations and being part of their events and learning more about the great work being done all over Stanislaus county. I also have truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know our Circle members who are likewise committed to supporting our community.

    Maria Arevalo - Stanislaus Community Latino
  • I love the idea that each giving circle supports Latino-led grassroot efforts in each community. When we help one another rise, we truly change and impact positive change!

    Karlha Davies - Stanislaus Community Latino

Our Current Grantees


2021 Meetings

This Year’s Giving Timeline: February 25  |  May 27  |  September 30

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

    Karlha Davies

    Maria Arevalo

  • A-E

    Aaron Anguiano

    Ana Andrade

    Angelica Anguiano

    April Alvarez

    Armando Nunez

    David Anguiano

    Erica Ayala

  • F-L

    Joanna Esparza

    Joe Duran

    Linda Flores

  • M-Z

    Magdalena Vargas

    Maria Cortez

    Melissa Santos

    Raquel Hatfield

    Stella Ureno

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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.