Nation's Largest Group of Latino Philanthropists Invests $350,000 into Over 35 Latino Nonprofits

With approximately 1.3 percent of philanthropic dollars invested into Latino-led organization, the Latino Giving Circle Network™ is targeting their resources for grassroots leaders in their communities to counter this statistic.
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SAN FRANCISCO - Dec. 1, 2023 - PRLog -- Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises Community Spotlight San Francisco ~ Dallas ~~~

This year, the Latino Community Foundation's (LCF) Latino Giving Circle Network™ (LGCN) invested $348,000 into 38 Latino-led organizations across California to increase and mobilize Latino youth leadership, support entrepreneurs, increase access to health care, and more. As the largest group of its kind in the nation, LGCN has engaged over 1,000 philanthropists who are committed to creating substantive social change and invested over $2.9 million to date.

Under the leadership of the Latino Community Foundation, the Network has prioritized investments for grassroots organizations that are at the core of Latino power-building across the state of California. "Latino-led nonprofits are the lifelines that run through our communities," said Anais Amaya, Latino Giving Circle Network™ Director. "We are proud to see this group of leaders securing the financial resources our Latino grassroots leaders need in order to build the future Latino families deserve."

In its most recent study (https://latinocf.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/LGCN-Eval...) conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and the Latino Community Foundation, the LGCN has demonstrated a positive change mental wellbeing of its members and cultivated a commitment to create social change:
  • 94% of LGCN members shared that they did not feel alone in the US after they joined their Circle
  • 78% said they believed their giving circle responded to the needs of Latino-led organizations
  • 70% said they believed their giving circle had helped raise awareness of solutions to problems affecting Latino communities
  • 84 % said they believed their giving circles established deeper and more meaningful connections between LGCN members and Latino-led organizations

The complete list of organizations that have received grants from the Latino Giving Circle Network in 2023:

Statewide
Pre-health Dreamers (https://www.phdreamers.org/)
Radical Monarchs (http://radicalmonarchs.org/)
Digital NEST (http://www.digitalnest.org)
Chicano & Latino Youth Leadership Project (https://www.clylp.org/)

Bay Area
Future Leaders of America, East Bay Area Inc. (https://www.flaeastbay.org/) (Pittsburg)

Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (HOMEY) (http://www.homey-sf.org) (San Francisco)
Dev Mission (http://www.devmission.org) (San Francisco)

El/La Para TransLatinas (https://ellaparatranslatinas.org/) (San Francisco)
Somos Familia (https://www.somosfamiliabay.org/) (Oakland)
Monument Impact (http://www.monumentimpact.org) (Concord)
Chicana Latina Foundation (http://www.chicanalatina.org) (Burlingame)
Spanish Speaking Citizen's Foundation (http://www.sscf.org) (Oakland)

Colectivo Acción Latina de Ambiente (ALA) (https://colectivoala.wixsite.com/colectivoala) (South Bay)
Puente de la Costa Sur (https://mypuente.org/) (Pescadero)
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) (http://www.corasupport.org/) (San Mateo)
Ayudando Latinos a Soñar (ALAS) (http://www.alasdreams.com) (Half Moon Bay)
La Familia Counseling Services (https://livelafamilia.org) (Hayward)
Birth Companions Community Center (https://birthcompanionscommunitycenter.org) (San Francisco)
Prospera Community Development (http://prosperacoops.org/) (Oakland)

Veggielution (https://veggielution.org/) (San Jose)
Shop with a Cop (https://www.shopwithacopsv.org/) (Silicon Valley)

Central Coast
Campesina Womb Justice Project (https://www.instagram.com/campesinawombjustice/) (Santa Cruz County)
Senderos (https://scsenderos.org/) (Santa Cruz)

Central Valley
Clinica Tepati (https://clinicatepati.com/) (Sacramento)
Invest In Me (http://www.investin-me.org) (Stanislaus County)
United Community Foundation (http://unitedcommunityfoundation.net/) (Grayson)
Pequeños Empresarios (https://www.pequenosempresarios.org/) (Madera)
Integral Community Solutions Institute (Fresno)
Central Valley Scholars (Fresno)

Southern California
DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Girls (https://www.diygirls.org) (San Fernando)
Inquilinos Unidos (http://www.inquilinosunidos.org/) (Los Angeles)
Somos Familia Valle (http://somosfamiliavalle.org) (San Fernando Valley)
Organized Rooted in Abolition Liberation and Empowerment (Órale) (http://www.orale.org) (Long Beach)
Kid Healthy (http://mykidhealthy.org/) (Santa Ana)
Anaheim Tech Scholar Program (https://www.anaheim.net/6454/Tech-Scholar) (Anaheim)
Carpinteria Children's Project (http://carpchildren.org) (Carpinteria)
Gateway Educational Services (https://gatewayeducationalservices.org/) (Santa Barbara)

Brillantes Emprendedoras Latinas de Los Angeles (BELLA) (https://bella-entrepreneurs.org/) (Los Angeles)

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Reference:
1 percent of philanthropic dollars invested into Latino-led organization:
https://candid.issuelab.org/resource/foundation-funding-for-hispanics-latinos-in-the-united-states-and-for-latin-america.html

About the Latino Community Foundation

The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is on a mission to unleash the civic and economic power of Latinos in California. LCF has invested over $25 million since 2016 in support of its mission. With the largest network of Latino philanthropist in the country, LCF has raised over $95 million to advance Latino this mission. By unlocking the power of its growing network throughout California, it is the only statewide foundation solely focused on investing in Latino youth and families in California. For more info, please visit: latinocf.org.

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