Our Latino Giving Circle Network members are a force! Scroll down to meet our philanthropists, featured community partners, and upcoming dates!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SOUTH BAY AND SACRAMENTO GIVING CIRCLES FOR THEIR FIRST ROUND OF GRANTS!
We are so excited to share the first round of grants of both these circles! South Bay LGC invested $17,500 in two nonprofits advancing legal assistance and civic engagement: SIREN and Learning and Loving Education Center. Sacramento LGC awarded $18,200 to advance health education and youth empowerment: Brown Issues, Clinica Tepati, and Sol Collective.
GRANTS NIGHT FROM THE POWERFUL EAST BAY WOMEN CIRCLE!
Thank you for investing in community power, mujeres! The East Bay Latina Giving Circle invested $21,400 in community organizing, “They Don’t Want You to Vote” youth workshops in the Central Valley, and culturally rooted Get out the Vote campaigns in the East Bay. Grantees include: POWER CA, Dolores Huerta Foundation, SIREN and Mi Familia Vota.
NEW GIVING CIRCLE: We are launching the Contra Costa Giving Circle on September 12th! Everyone is welcome!
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MATT CERVANTES – CO-FOUNDER, SACRAMENTO LATINO GIVING CIRCLE
Matt has been a powerful and loving force behind the Sacramento Giving Circle. He has been committed since day one and now celebrates their first round of grants! In his day job, he is the Director of Health Programs at the Sierra Health Foundation, which reduces health disparities in California through convenings, education and grantmaking. Thank you for everything Matt!
What is one dream you have yet to accomplish?
Seeing my 11-year-old daughter to and through college and onto adulthood is at the top of my list, but also fly fishing in Alaska is a close second.
What motivates you to stay involved with the LGCN?
The potential of harnessing the human capital and financial resources of our Latino brothers and sisters in the fight for equity and justice in the most populous state in the union.
How can we unleash the power of Latinos?
One of the ways we can do this is by working together as a community and second, we must work just as hard to stand in solidarity amongst movements and with other racial, ethnic, and cultural communities.
IMMIGRANTS RISING – FORMERLY EDUCATORS FOR FAIR CONSIDERATION (E4FC):
Based in the Bay Area, Immigrants Rising makes a yearlong commitment of financial resources, training, and mentoring to up to 50 undocumented youth through leadership fellowships and scholarship programs. They were supported by the Latinos in Tech Giving Circle, to address challenges faced while pursuing career opportunities in STEM.
>> Learn more about Immigrants Rising (Formerly E4FC)
Modesto LGC (co-ed):
August 31st – Priorities Review
Central Valley LGC (co-ed):
September 4th – Docket Review
Cisco Conexion LGC (co-ed):
September 4th – Recruiting Meeting
East Bay Latino GC (men):
September 5th – Grants Nights
Contra Costa LGC (co-ed):
September 12th – Launch
SF Latina GC (women):
September 13th – Docket Review
SF Latino GC (men):
September 17th – Docket Review
Peninsula LGC (women):
September 27th – Docket Review
LGBTQ LGC (co-ed):
October 2nd – Docket Review
Sacramento LGC (co-ed):
October 9th – Priorities Discussion
Inland Empire LGC (co-ed):
October 10th – Launch
Latinos In Tech GC (co-ed):
October 10th – Priorities Discussion
Los Angeles LGC (co-ed):
October 17th – Grants Night
Pleasanton LGC (women):
October 24th – Docket Review
VOTER REGISTRATION INVASION CENTRAL VALLEY – SIREN
With only 51 days until the October 21st voter registration deadline, SIREN (Giving Circle grantee) is organizing a Voter Registration drive in the Central Valley. Join our powerful partner and become part of the solution! Carpools from Bay Area are being coordinated.
When: Saturday, September 1st (9:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Where: Earl Ruth Park, Parlier, CA 93648
RENEW YOUR PLEDGE
You can do it online here or send a check to Latino Community Foundation (235 Montgomery St, Ste 1160, San Francisco, CA 94104). Not sure if you need to renew your pledge? Contact us.
Los Angeles LGC: Amanda Renteria, Celina Santiago
Modesto LGC: Aaron Anguiano, Maria Jaime, Monica Vergara, Erica Ayala, Ana Andrade, James Todd, Joseph Sanchez
Latinos in Tech GC: Amanda Renteria, Martin Vargas Vega, Frank Molina, Antonino Morales
Sacramento LGC: Heidi Hershenhouse
East Bay Women LGC: Jessica Cornejo, Angelica Tripp
South Bay LGC: Amanda Renteria, Jessica Gomez, Lisa Antillon
Peninsula LGC: Amanda Renteria