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Funders' Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities

Hispanics in Philanthropy

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2005
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Currently, Latinos comprise 13 percent of the total U.S. population, but are projected to increase to 25 percent by 2050. However, Latino organizations make up less than 1 percent of the nation’s nonprofits and receive only 1.5 percent of all foundation grants. The Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities was established to build stronger Latino organizations that are better able to serve the Latino community and make funders more knowledgeable about Latino issues.Multiyear funding will support objectives that include strengthening the organizational capacity of small- to medium-sized Latino nonprofits; expanding philanthropy’s understanding of Latino nonprofits, the communities they serve and the role they play in civil society; promoting leadership among Latino nonprofits; and increasing contributions to Latino nonprofits.Hispanics in Philanthropy, founded in 1981, is the leading philanthropic membership organization for grantmaking in Hispanic/Latino communities.