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Professorship on Latino Nonprofit Sector

George Washington University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2003–May 31, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Despite the growth of the Latino community in the United States, little is known about Latino nonprofit organizations individually or about the broader Latino nonprofit sector. Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Latino affinity group of the Council on Foundations, notes that Latino organizations already make up 1 percent of the U.S. nonprofit organizations and receive 1.5 percent of all foundation grants. However, there is a critical need for research to understand how Latino nonprofits are supported, governed, managed and staffed.Multiyear funding will support the creation of a professorship of nonprofit management to focus on the Latino nonprofit sector. Objectives of the professorship include increasing understanding of the Latino nonprofit sector; developing the capacity to aid Latino nonprofits in the D.C. area; and teaching an annual course on nonprofit management.George Washington University, founded in Washington, D.C. in 1821, is a private, nondenominational university.