Our Latino Giving Circle Network members are a force! Scroll down to meet our philanthropists, featured community partners, and upcoming dates!
GRANTS NIGHT FROM THE EAST BAY MEN CIRCLE!
At grants night, members hear firsthand how nonprofits are changing people’s lives! The East Bay men circle heard a high school student share how Future Leaders of America has helped him find his voice. The three organizations that received grants that night: 67 Suenos, ODAT (One Day at a Time), and Future Leaders of America East Bay.
CONTRA COSTA GIVING CIRCLE LAUNCH!
Big news! We have officially launched our Contra Costa Giving Circle, the 18th of the LGCN! Our Giving Circle is providing an opportunity for this group of changemakers already doing outstanding work in their community, to come together as one. This is the power of collective philanthropy. Join us!
NEW GIVING CIRCLE: We are launching the Inland Empire Circle on October 10th! Please share with friends and family. Register here.
>> Questions? Contact Us!
SAN FRANCISCO LATINA GIVING CIRCLE
Elisabet has been a crucial part of the San Francisco Circle since day one! In her day job, she works at Safe and Sound, an organization focused on child abuse prevention, as the Family Shelter & Transitional Housing Program Manager. We are lucky to have you in our familia Elisabet! Thanks for all you do for our community and for this movement!
Who’s the biggest philanthropist in your family?
My parents are the biggest philanthropists, they are pastors in a farm worker community and they get together and celebrate birthdays and Christmas; they are family away from family and home away from home for a lot of people. Together with my sister Heidi, they even run a program for 50 kids in the neighborhood every Thursday!
When are you happiest?
I’m happiest on a Saturday morning, curled up with un cafecito and my cats Symba and Nala.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
As a kid people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be Selena.
CODEX PROGRAM (SOUTH MODESTO PARTNERSHIPS)
GRANTEE OF STANISLAUS COMMUNITY GIVING CIRCLE
When Emmanuel Escamilla, born and raised in Modesto, graduated from Harvard University with his Masters there was no question in his mind that he was coming back home. With the help of South Modesto Partnerships, he founded CodeX, a seven-week Summer program that exposes low-income middle school students to technology education through high-energy and hands-on instruction. The goal? Secure economic mobility by providing students with access – that’s the only thing holding them back! Currently, Emmanuel is riding his bike from SF to St. Augustine, Florida to raise funds for their program! Adelante!
>> Learn more about CODEX PROGRAM
Sacramento LGC (co-ed):
October 9th – Priorities Discussion
Inland Empire LGC (co-ed):
October 10th – Launch!
Contra Costa LGC (co-ed):
October 10th – Mixer
Latinos In Tech GC (co-ed):
October 10th – Priorities Discussion
Central Valley LGC (co-ed):
October 15th – Docket Review
Los Angeles LGC (co-ed):
October 18th – Grants Night
LGBTQ LGC (co-ed):
October 22nd – Docket Review
Stanislaus Community LGC (co-ed):
October 23rd – Experts
Bakersfield LGC (co-ed):
October 24th – Mixer
Pleasanton LGC (women):
October 24th – Docket Review
East Bay Latina GC (women):
October 30th – Priorities Discussion
Peninsula Latina GC (women):
November 1st – Grants Night!
SF Latino GC (men):
November 1st – Grants Night!
REGISTER TO VOTE FOR NOV. 6
Are you registered? Are your cousins, tios, grandmothers registered? We have only 19 days left until the deadline to register! Register here.
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.
Contra Costa LGC (co-ed): Natalia Tocino, Roberto Diaz Gonzalez, Isidra Mencos, Jenna Carlson, Gil Murillo, Erika Cebreros, Liliana Rosing, Ady Olvera, Janitzia Rodriguez, Montserrat Shreve, Sofia Navarro, Jimmy Ramirez
East Bay Latina GC (women):Maceo Cabrera Estevez, Lupe Martinez
LGBTQ LGC (co-ed): Roberto Ordenana, Cruz Ramirez, Camille Alfaro Martell
SF Latina GC (women): Veronica Garcia, Jackie Narvaez
Latinos in Tech GC (co-ed): Martin Vargas Vega, Santiago Sinisterra
East Bay Latino GC (men): Rene Munoz
South Bay LGC (co-ed): Jessica Gomez
Cisco Conexión LGC (co-ed): Laura Ruelas