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General Purposes

Hispanics in Philanthropy

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $90,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2002–August 31, 2005
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Hispanics in Philanthropy works to increase resources for civil society in Latin American communities and to improve Latino participation and leadership in philanthropy. Comprised of more than 450 member organizations throughout the Western Hemisphere, the organization sponsors a biennial international conference, maintains several regional committees, runs two transnational projects and administers a major capacity building project.Multiyear funding will support activities that include continuing to implement the Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities (FCSLC); producing leadership programs and other skill-building workshops to bolster the support received by FCSLC grantees; developing a three-year Latino donor education project to develop philanthropy from Latino communities; and creating a peer-to-peer trustee program to increase the communication and visibility among Latino trustees in corporate and private foundation.Accomplishments during the past year included organizing the organization’s fifth international conference; launching the FCSLC to strengthen the infrastructure of the Latino nonprofit sector and cultivate the next generation of Latino leadership; sponsoring a regional conference for Midwest members; and completing a five-year strategic plan.