LCF is committed to convening Latinos from all over California to connect, strategize, learn, network and amplify our collective impact. We offer a range of events for you throughout the year. Register below for our upcoming events or contact us for additional information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCT

10

El Poder Latino

Join the Latino Community Foundation, grassroots organizations, funders, and policymakers, as we showcase the extraordinary impact of Latino businesses and entrepreneurs who are driving not just a recovery, but an economic renaissance.

Latinos are trailblazing creators who lead the nation in launching new businesses. Our ventures are revitalizing communities all while reflecting our rich cultural heritage and building a more just and inclusive economy.

DATE: October 10, 2023 | 6:00 PM PT

LOCATION: Riverside

Latino Giving Circle Network Grants Night Season

The Latino Community Foundation is excited to invite you to join a night of collective giving with a Giving Circle near you! Join one of our 20 Latino Giving Circles from across California as they celebrate with an evening of community, connection, and people-powered philanthropy!

Our Latino Giving Circle Network is the largest network of Latino philanthropists in the nation. United by a shared sense of justice and a shared commitment to creating social change, they are investing their time, talent, and treasures into the Latino-led nonprofits who are helping our communities flourish.

Register for a Grants Night below and don’t forget to add your Grants Night Merch to your cart at checkout!

Latino Giving Circle Network Grants Night by Circle:

September 14 at 5:30 PM PT: Los Angeles Latino Giving Circle Grants Night

September 20 at 6:00 PM PT: Innovate & Elevate with Latinos in Tech

September 27 at 5:30 PM PT: San Francisco Latina Giving Circle Grants Night

October 4 at 5:30 PM PT: Bay Area Latino Giving Circle Grants Night

October 11 at 5:30 PM PT: Contra Costa Latinx Giving Circle Grants Night 

PAST EVENTS

SEP

12

Latino Community Foundation & CalHFA Lunch & Learn

Homeownership among Latinos is on the rise, but persistent gaps in homeownership rates and high housing costs still limit access and threaten to perpetuate wealth inequality in our communities. This is especially true for our low- and middle-income families.

You are invited to join the Latino Community Foundation and the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) for a virtual Lunch & Learn, to learn more about CalHFA and its programs to support first-time homebuyers access mortgages and receive down payment and closing cost assistance.

Since 2019, the State of California has invested over $30 billion in housing-related programs across a number of agencies, including CalHFA, the state’s affordable housing lender. In addition to state funding, CalHFA also administers federal resources and employs a lender network. As these funds and programs are deployed our engagement will be key to ensuring that families in our communities can benefit. Additional information about CalHFA and its programs can be found at calhfa.ca.gov.

We hope you will join us!

DATE: September 12, 2023 | 12:00 PM PT

LOCATION: Zoom

JUN

28

California at a Crossroads

With over 22 million registered voters, California is the nation’s largest democracy. Nowhere was that power most felt than in the recent 2022 Midterm Elections where Black, Indigenous and American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, and Latino voters proved decisive in several important races across all levels of government. From electing the first Black woman mayor of Los Angeles to cementing the political power of key appointees made during Governor Newsom’s first term, California’s political leadership has never been more representative and inclusive.

And as we approach a critical moment in our state’s history in closing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, how we will deliver just and equitable investments that inspires confidence and participation in our government?

At this historic convening, the California Black Freedom Fund, California Native Vote Project, Asian American Futures, and Latino Community Foundation, will come together to host a discussion on the future of California’s democracy – its challenges, its opportunities, and the responsibilities each of us hold to make the state a continued example of leadership in the face of numerous crises facing our collective communities.

Look forward to seeing you there!

DATE: June 28, 2023 | 5:00 PM PT

LOCATION: Sacramento

MAY

19

LGCN Retreat & Fiesta

For the first time since 2020, Latino Giving Circles from across the state will come together for a day of community service, connection, and reflection. We’ll end the day with what we do best – a fiesta to celebrate 10 years of collective giving and impact led by YOU, our Latino philanthropists.

We’ll begin the retreat reconnecting with ourselves and each other taking in the healing medicine of the Pacific Ocean. LCF will partner with Ayudando Latinos a Sonar (ALAS) for a meaningful service opportunity with our farmworkers. We’ll reconvene at Oceana to reflect and strategize for the future of our network.

Are you hungry for purpose and inspiration? Make this a priority for 2023 because you deserve it. Join us for this historic gathering and be part of crafting the future for our movement.

Agenda and more details will be shared as the date approaches. This event is restricted to LGCN members only. Members are welcome to invite interested friends to the fiesta at 5pm.

DATE: May 19, 2023 | 10:00 AM PDT 

LOCATION: Half Moon Bay

SEPT

15

El Poder Latino

This signature LCF event will showcase Latina entrepreneurship and celebrate our power and culture to kick off this year’s Latino Heritage Month.  We are inviting Latina entrepreneurs, VCs, and Latino-led CDFI’s alongside influencers, policy-makers, and artists.  Join us to unleash the economic power of Latinos and amplify the brilliance of our entrepreneurs!

DATE: September 15, 2022. | 2:00PM – 4:30PM PT 

LOCATION: Bay Area 

OCT

12

El Poder Latino

A powerful conversation on  El Poder Latino: Rebuilding a Just Economy for California! Our dynamic speakers and leaders are ready to point to the solutions we need to build a more just economy for our state and nation!  We’re shining a spotlight on the essential role Latino entrepreneurs have and will continue to play in our nation’s growing economy.

DATE:  Oct. 12, 2021  | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

APR

1

A Year On The Frontlines

As we approach the one year mark of this pandemic, we are bringing together our network of Latino philanthropists, grassroots leaders, and advocates to reflect on the challenges and highlight lessons learned during the pandemic to inform our collective future.

DATE:  Apr. 1, 2021  | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

FEB

20

LGCN 2021 Retreat

Let’s start off 2021 centered on people and purpose! The Latino Giving Circle Network retreat is the perfect opportunity to connect with other Giving Circle members in the network, learn about how we can deepen our impact as philanthropists, and build the power of our civically engaged network.

DATE:  Feb. 20, 2021  | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

FEB

1

NEW YEAR, NOW WHAT?

The Community Investment Network and Latino Giving Circle Network gathered their Black and Latino Giving Circle members to honor Black History Month, deepen bonds, and share dreams.

DATE:  Feb. 1, 2021  | 10:00 – 11:00 AM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

SEPT

29

MUJERES & POLITICS: 2020 IT’S ON

Women of Color are the changemakers in America’s democracy and economy. From the ballot box to the storefronts of America, women of color are safeguarding our democracy and strengthening our economy every single day.

During this important discussion, we will hear from the women who are leading movements to increase voter turnout among women of color, who are starting and leading small-businesses and companies, and who are leveraging the power of their communities to increase philanthropic funding to support women civic engagement.

This event is sponsored by Bank of America.

DATE:  Sept. 29, 2020  | 12:00 – 1:30 PM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

OCT

1

Dismantling Transphobia in the Workplace

Being transgender in the workplace is often met with passive ignorance, offensive invasion of privacy, and blatant discrimination. According to one study, as many as 90 percent of transgender workers have reported some form of harassment or mistreatment on the job. These workplace abuses pose a real and immediate threat to the economic security of gay and transgender workers.

How can companies and organizations unlearn transphobic beliefs in order to foster a more inclusive workplace for transgender and gender nonconforming workers?

DATE:  Oct. 1, 2020  | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

OCT

6

WE THE PEOPLE: The Power of the Latino Community in CA

Join us as LCF brings together students, philanthropists, grassroots leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, and advocates to mobilize the Latino vote for the 2020 Presidential Election. At this virtual rally, we’re making it clear: We are voting early and inspiring our community to vote early too!

DATE:  Oct. 6, 2020  | 4:00 – 5:00 PM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

SEPT

23

Dismantling Transphobia in the Latinx Community

Isa Noyola and Maritza Martinez, two social justice activists, will help explain transphobia and provide a framework for you to unlearn, heal, and become an ally for all trans and gender noncomforming people.

DATE:  Sept. 23, 2020  | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

MAY

21

15th ANNUAL GALA CELEBRATION

We’re Going Virtual! Are you ready for an evening of hope, unity, and community? Your Latino Community Foundation Family is ready to deliver! On May 21st at 6:30 p.m., we are taking our Quinceañera Coming of Age Celebration directly to your living room!

DATE:  May 21st, 2020  | 6:30 – 7:30 PM PT

LOCATION: Virtual Event

APRIL

7

DIRECT LINE TO THE FRONTLINES

As part of the Love Not Fear Fund, Latino Community Foundation’s response to COVID-19, this event featured four community partners directly on the frontlines serving the Latino community. Watch the full video below.

DATE:  April 7, 2020

LOCATION: Facebook Live

WATCH RECORDINGLEARN ABOUT RESPONSE TO COVID

SEPTEMBER

21

LATINO OUTDOORS: COMMUNITY HIKE 2019

In partnership with Target, LCF is promoting healthy eating and active living in the lives of Latino youth and their families. LCF is partnering with the following Latino organizations to get it done: Somos Mayfair, Latino Outdoors, and National Compadres Network.

DATE:  September 21st, 2019  | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION: Land’s End, 680 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

JULY

31

LATINO DEBATE WATCH PARTY

On March 3, 2020, over 7.7 million Latinos will be eligible to vote for the California Presidential Primary. Our participation in this next election is crucial and will set the tone for our state and the country!

Join the Latino Community Foundation and Accenture’s Bay Area Hispanic American Employee Resource Group (ERG) for a live viewing of the second Democratic Presidential Debate with a post-debate discussion featuring community leaders from the Bay Area.

What are the issues facing the Latino community in this election?

Are the candidates making the active effort to talk to Latinos?

How can we prepare our community to vote in this election?

AGENDA: 

5:00-7:00pm – Democratic Debate Watch Party

7:00-7:45pm – Post-Debate Discussion on The Latino Stake in the 2020 Presidential Election

7:45-8:00pm – Final Thoughts and Call to Action

DATE:  July 31st, 2019  | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Accenture, 415 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

APRIL

24

ANNUAL POLICY SUMMIT

When?
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
SUMMIT: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
POST SUMMIT RECEPTION: 5:00-7:00 pm

Where?
SUMMIT: Golden 1 Center, 500 David J. Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95814
POST SUMMIT RECEPTION: Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

What?

For 2019, LCF will host its most important Latino Policy Summit yet.

This is a monumental year to prepare California’s Latino community for the 2020 Presidential Election and the 2020 Census. As the largest Latino voting bloc in the nation at 7.7 million eligible voters, we have the responsibility to advocate for meaningful change in our state and country. Influencing the outcome of this election is critical and Latinos have the power to do so.

Latinos will also play a pivotal role in ensuring California gets its fair share of representation and funding to meet the growing needs of our state. From Los Angeles and the Bay Area to the rural areas of the Central Valley, let’s make sure all Latinos are ready to be counted in the 2020 Census to secure these rights for our communities and state.

Immediately following the Summit, we will bring the power of our community to the State Capitol by visiting the legislators we elected to represent our interests. After the Legislative Visits, all Summit attendees are invited to re-connect and convene with attendees and members of the Latino Legislative Caucus at the Latino Leadership Reception at Cafeteria 15L at 5 pm.

MAY

17

ANNUAL GALA: CELEBRATING PHILANTHROPY CON SABOR LATINO

When? Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Where? The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

What? An unforgettable evening as we Celebrate the joy of giving con sabor Latino! The Latino Community Foundation exists to unleash the power of Latinos. On this special evening we celebrate the leadership and contributions made by our past, present, and future leaders. We celebrate culture, values, and families! We celebrate and honor the sacrifices that have been made to open doors of access of opportunities for others. We celebrate you—and your legacy!

MARCH

6

LATINO POLITICAL POWER IN CALIFORNIA: 25 YEARS AFTER PROPOSITION 187

When?  March 6, 2018  | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where? The Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 South Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA 90012

What? Join us for a historic evening featuring the key leaders that fought against Prop. 187.

Who? Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO, Latino Community Foundation
Antonia Hernandez, President & CEO, California Community Foundation
Angelica Salas, Executive Director, CHIRLA
Annetta Wells, Board Member, Community Coalition
Michele Siqueiros, President, Campaign for College Opportunity
Kevin de León, Senate President Emeritus, California State Senate

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NOVEMBER

27

RECAP OF THE 2018 MID-ELECTIONS: THE POWER OF THE LATINO VOTE & WHERE WE GO FROM HERE?

When?  November 27, 2018  | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where? Salesforce, San Francisco

What? Discussion to reflect on the results of the 2018 Midterm Election and strategize for 2020.

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SEPTEMBER

22

LCF & LATINO OUTDOORS COMMUNITY HIKE

WHEN: September 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Roberts Regional Recreation Area, Redwood Bowl Staging Area, Oakland, CA 94062

Join the LCF, Target, and Latino Outdoors at Roberts Regional Recreation Area in Oakland. Led by a bilingual guide, we will learn about nature, connect back to our roots, and make new friendships while hiking in the great outdoors.

SEPTEMBER

25

ADVANCING THE LATINO AGENDA

WHEN: September 25

WHERE: Kaiser Permanente, San Jose

Sara Velten will make a presentation regarding the Latino Giving Circle Network to Latino affinity groups, event organized by Kaiser Latino Association.

SEPTEMBER

26

LCF NONPROFIT ACCELERATOR RETREAT

WHEN: September 26, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Digital NEST, 318 Union St. Watsonville, CA

LCF will host its final retreat for the first Latino Nonprofit Accelerator cohort! We will be celebrating the power of our Latino nonprofit leaders, host a Pitch Session and engage mentors and Latino tech leaders.

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SEPTEMBER

27

2018 STATE OF HISPANICS

WHEN: September 27, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Sacramento State, Redwood Room, University Union, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Jacqueline Martinez Garcel will be moderating a panel of experts at this year’s “Count Us In!” panel to discuss important trends on civic engagement as it relates to Latinos in and the 2020 Census. State of Hispanics event is where the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce highlights the impact and influence of Hispanics in Sacramento and beyond.

SEPTEMBER

27

STRONGER TOGETHER – 2018 NAPA VALLEY COAD CONFERENCE

WHEN: September 27, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Westin Verasa Hotel – 1314 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559

Samantha Sandoval will be speaking on a panel on Equity and Disaster, sharing our experience with our North Bay Just Recovery efforts.

SEPTEMBER

28

LATINO BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE BY HAYWARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WHEN: September 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

WHERE: St. Rose Hospital, 27190 Calaroga Avenue, Hayward, CA

Samantha Sandoval will be speaking about our efforts on the 2020 Census for Latino business professionals.

OCTOBER

02

DROPBOX: LUNCH AND LEARN

WHEN: October 2, 2018

WHERE: Dropbox, San Francisco

Sara Velten will be sharing insights on our Latino Giving Circle Network with Dropbox’s Latino ERG.

OCTOBER

05

REUNION ANUAL INCAISTA – INCAE BUSINESS SCHOOL

WHEN: October 5, 2018

WHERE: Alajuela, Costa Rica

Jacqueline Martinez Garcel will be co-hosting a plenary session on “Defining an Individual Strategy for Social Investment” and share the trends transforming the future of philanthropy, including the Latino Giving Circle Network and LCF wider efforts.

OCTOBER

10

LCF LAUNCHES INLAND EMPIRE GIVING CIRCLE!

WHEN: October 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Metro Ale House, 197 East 2nd Street, Pomona, CA 91766

Join us to launch the Inland Empire Latino Giving Circle and let us know if you have anyone who might be interested in joining.

OCTOBER

10

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

WHEN: October 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA

Sara Velten will be speaking on Latino philanthropy and our civic engagement efforts in this annual gathering.

OCTOBER

11

COMMUNITY WATER CENTER: CONFERENCE KEYNOTE

WHEN: October 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Café 210, 210 W Center Ave, Visalia, CA 93291

Jacqueline Martinez Garcel will serve as a keynote for the Community Water Center’s annual conference regarding the need for safe drinking water in California.

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OCTOBER

16

WE STAND WITH PUERTO RICO! LATINOS IN CALIFORNIA UNITE FOR A JUST RECOVERY

WHEN: October 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Twitter – SF Tenth Building, 875 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

In partnership with the Hispanic Federation and Twitter Alas, LCF will be hosting an event that convenes key leaders who mobilized their community after Hurricane Maria to discuss the future of Puerto Rico and how we can leverage civic engagement to achieve maximum impact for Puerto Ricans living on the Island.