Community Grants Committee

Invitation to Join the 2018

Latino Grant Awards Committee

Join a group of leaders (this means you) who share a vision of a thriving and civically engaged Latino community! Be part of the Latino Community Fund of Washington State’s 2018 Grant Awards Committee.

As a member of the 2018 Grant Awards Committee, you will review and make recommendations to allocate resources to essential Latino nonprofit organizations developing grassroots leadership. As a member of the committee, you will have an opportunity to be part of supporting local leaders in Washington State who are working to improve the well-being of Latino children and families. 

As a leader of the Grant Awards Committee, you will:

  • Collaborate with 15-20 community leaders
  • Model your leadership through leading the way with a personal gift and enlisting others
  • Receive support to develop a shared analysis of resource equity and community engagement
  • Become stewards of resources and make recommendations to support Latino leadership


Commitment: July - November 201(Most meetings in Pioneer Square, Downtown Seattle); meetings after 5pm; food included at all meetings


August 7th (Tuesday) - Session #1:

  • Introductions
  • Resource equity
  • Practice leadership by modeling the way and enlisting others
  • Investing in change in addition to charity
  • Review nomination process


August 21st - (OPTIONAL LEARNING):

  • Social Justice Fund presents Giving Plan Workshop for People of Color (6pm - 8:30pm)


August 22nd (Wednesday) - Session #2:

  • Racial Equity Analysis
  • Values-Based Philanthropy
  • Review nomination process
  • Establishing our collective goals


Late August – Late September: Review Grant Submissions


September 25th (Tuesday) - Session #3:

  • Review values-based philanthropy
  • Review nominations and ask questions


October 16th (Tuesday) -  Session #4: Review nominations

  • Review values-based philanthropy
  • Collaborate with other leaders to recommend community grant awards


November 8th (Thursday) -  Session #5: Celebrate!

  • Celebrate!!
  • Sharing our stories


Are you interested in joining the Community Grant Awards Committee?

Fill out the Word Document Form and email to or

Submit online at

Submit by July 31st


Questions? Contact Lilliane Ballesteros at


The Latino Community Fund of Washington State 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.  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.


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