THE LATINO POWER FUND
A $50 Million Initiative to Support Latino Led Grassroot Organizations, the heart of Latino Power Building
The Latino Power Fund will secure equitable public investments proportional to the size and contributions of the Latino community. Through the $50 million fund Latino-led grassroot organizations will have the transformative power to:
Frontline organizations engaged in healing and movement building
And mobilize Latino leaders and voters
A just and progressive agenda
AQUÍ ESTAMOS | HERE WE ARE
Serving on California’s frontline. 25,000 lives lost to the pandemic. A justified anger. A hunger for change. Latinos are tired of surviving from crisis to crisis. An energized electorate is eager for long term POWER building!
“We cannot return to normal. We need aspirational recovery, not a retrospective recovery going back to a situation that was not good for our people…”
– Fred Blackwell, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation
WHY A LATINO POWER FUND?
A Latino Power Fund will be the impetus for a just, equitable California where Latino-led grassroot organizations have the resources needed to achieve the political and civic wins our state requires for a representative democracy and an inclusive economy.
“If we want to build strong multi-racial movements in California to achieve transformative change, then we have got to be able to come together as equal partners. I am so proud of this Latino Power Fund. I’m looking forward to working together with Latino leaders in partnership with the Black Freedom Fund to achieve the transformative change we need in California.”
– Anthony Thigpenn, Founder and President, California Calls
“Addressing root causes and building power for systemic conditions are necessary to move towards a more just society, and the Latino Power Fund is a critical player for this moment. Crankstart is proud to support this effort.”
– Missy Narula, CEO, Crankstart
HOW WE WILL GET THERE
“It’s time to act with intention. We have an urgent opportunity to rebuild a more just, inclusive economy. Investments from this fund will prioritize community groups led by Latinos in under-resourced regions of the state, strengthening their civic and economic power.”
– Nancy Lindborg, president and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
“Reopening California must go hand-in-hand with reinvesting in Californians. California’s Latinos play an essential role in the state’s economy, its communities, and its culture. With LCF’s continued leadership and investment, we can secure a healthier future for them as well.”
– Sandra Hernandez, MD, President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation
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USA TODAY:Why California Latinos hold the key to the 2022 midterm elections
OUR LEAD PARTNERS
THE LATINO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IS READY AND RESOLUTE. THE MOMENT IS NOW.
Between 2018-2020, voter turnout among Latino youth increased by over 200% in the Central Valley and other key regions targeted by LCF.
A record 73% of Latinos are registered to vote thanks in part to LCF and community partners’ efforts.
Through LCF’s Nonprofit Accelerator, 40% of our organizations have doubled their operating budgets.