Latino Community Fund strives to engage community in the process of investing in our collective future and uses an asset-based participatory approach to grant awards. Community grants are typically awarded to Latino-led and Latino accountable programs and organizations whose work is creating more equitable change and investing in the future of Latino children and families.
Since it began, LCF has invested over $500,000 in community grants and scholarships to improve education, economic empowerment, arts, civic engagement, environmental justice and health in our communities. It has also facilitated more than $800,000 for fiscally sponsored projects that have benefited thousands more community members through arts, legal aid, counseling, health, children and youth programs.
In 2015, El Futuro Project, as part of their leadership program, identified, nominated and selected programs and organizations that are addressing the critical needs for Spanish-speaking families to improve school readiness of their children. El Futuro leaders also engaged in raising funds to invest in these critical programs.
This year, LCF is accepting nominations for our 2017 Community Grant Awards to support Latino programs and organizations. A community leader engagement committee will review and make recommendations for the selection of awardees. Nominations can be completed and submitted by anyone: Staff, board members, and/or community leaders can complete the nomination and have their community organization considered to receive funds. To learn more, visit the 2017 Community Grant Awards page.