Formed in 2006 by a group of Washington State residents of Hispanic/Latino heritage in order to address the growing needs of the Latino community. The Latino Community Fund's approach is to capitalize on the Latino community's best resource, it's people, in order to identify, share and advocate for successful culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate organizations, programs and practices (show less)
The Latino Community Fund cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Washingtonians.
To achieve its mission and address the needs of Latinos, LCF programs create a vibrant community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture.
LCF provides free and unbiased counseling to over 1,200 individuals each year, helping connect underrepresented communities to health care related resources. In addition to being part of a statewide Benefits Enrollment Center, LCF also offers community engagement, outreach, and education services regarding different environmental issues that affect the health of families through the King County Dirt Alert program.
LCF has developed community leadership and engagement through capacity building, leadership development and investment in community projects. It has provided training and issue education to more than 1,000 community members and youth.