AN INITIATIVE TO UNLEASH CENTRAL VALLEY NONPROFITS

It’s time to unleash the power and brilliance of the Central Valley, the heart and soul of California. In 2019, the Latino Community Foundation is launching a new initiative to invest $1 million over one year in Latino leadership and civic engagement and support nonprofit infrastructure in the Central Valley. LCF will leverage its role as a grantmaker, convener, and advocate to accelerate nonprofit growth, build unity, and steer a new narrative of Latino leadership in the Central Valley.

WHY IT MATTERS?

The Central Valley is the economic engine of California. Comprising half of the population, Latino families are the driving force of the economy and the future of the region. Despite their resilience, Latinos in the Valley face unprecedented levels of poverty, pollution, and violence. It’s time to invest in our grassroots leaders, those closest to the issues and best equipped to lead transformative solutions. Join us, as we unleash the power of Latinos.

The Goals For Central Valley

Increase investments & strengthen infrastructure of Latino-led organizations

Increase civic and political participation of Latino youth and families

Leverage the impact and reach of the Latino Giving Circle Network

The Approach

A space for Growing, Healing, and Organizing

Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Unleash Latino Power

Trainings on Fundraising, Marketing, and Story Telling

As always, LCF will unleash the Central Valley by putting love, culture, and people at the center of this work.

ROOTS OF LATINO POWER GRANTEES

Central Valley
Healing
Collective

Delhi
Parent
Committee

LOUD
for
Tomorrow

Chicano
Research
Center

Central Valley
Workers
Center

THE CENTRAL VALLEY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

LCF organized a cross-sector Central Valley Leadership Committee to partake in a dynamic participatory grantmaking process that brought community voices and transparency to this initiative. The Committee helped identify, vet, and review the organizations that applied for Roots of Latino Power Initiative.

America Hernandez
Central Valley Coordinator, KIND
Latina Giving Circle Member

Amparo Cid
Principal and Founder,
Cid and Macedo, Inc

Andrea Galdamez
Fresno State University Student
Humanics Program

Eddie Valero
Tulare County Board Supervisor

Eliana Honeycutt
Civic Engagement Coordinator,
Dolores Huerta Foundation

Giselle Gasca
Fresno State University Student
Humanics Program

Jake Mogan
Program Manager,
11th hour Project

Lety Valencia
Stanislaus Chapter Director,
Faith in the Valley

Maria R. Lemus
District Director for California Senator Melissa Hurtado
Latina Giving Circle Member

Max Vargas
Senior Policy Advisor to
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs

Pedro Ramirez
Central Valley Field Organizer,
California Labor Federation

Special thanks to our funder: