LCF partners with a range of donors, foundations, corporations, and community leaders to achieve its mission of unleashing the power of Latinos in California. For a complete list of our funding partners, click here. We are proud to feature several of our individual donors below.
Karen and Luis Toledo
For a long time, I have faithfully believed in the power of giving back. I come from a humble family and I think that has given me the ability to understand and help others and to see things from different angles. My husband and I have been blessed with better opportunities and challenges… so why not give back some of what we have for the less fortunate? Doing this makes me happy, and allows me to grow as a person and as a human being. That is why I am proud to belong to the Latino Community Foundation, a group of generous leaders who are willing to change the future of many. I admire the work they do and the love, commitment and passion with which they do it.
About Karen: Karen is a caring donor and a loving mother. Originally from Guatemala she moved to the Bay Area with her husband and three children two years ago. She loves to play tennis, jog with her dog every morning and spending time with her family.
My wife, Isabel, and I grew up in San Francisco and from a young age it was instilled in us to always help others even though we didn’t have much. My grandmother, Rosa, would have her friends come to our house and I used to help fill out and translate forms for them. Without knowing I grew up with a philanthropic mind set, even though I didn’t know it until I joined the Latino Community Foundation family. There is nowhere else I would rather be donating my money and my talent than to LCF.
About Angel: Angel is originally from Bolivia and grew up in the Mission District of San Francisco. He is a former Board Member of the Latino Community Foundation and in 2015, he co-founded the Latino Men’s Giving Circle. Angel now lives in the East Bay with his wife and two kids and for fun he completes in Tough Mudders and Spartan races.
Alma-Ruth and Arnoldo Avalos
We give because it is in our DNA. It’s our cultural instincts, we as Latinos think about people as family and we want to give others the opportunity to succeed. Our Latino culture and our Catholic faith teaches us humility, compassion, and to love one another. For me that’s what philanthropy is all about. It’s not just about the money, it’s about the love and care with which you give and help others in need. That is why I love the Latino Community Foundation, they share our giving values and put people first.
About Alma-Ruth and Arnoldo: Alma and Arnoldo believe they are living the American dream because they came from humble beginnings and now have the financial freedom to lift others up. Alma and Arnoldo are both from Jalisco, Mexico and both attended UC Berkeley. They are the founders of the Avalos Foundation which helps Latino youth in the Sacramento Valley achieve their education goals.
Thank you Southwest Airlines for being the Latino Community Foundation’s official airline.