Latino Community Fund

Transformative Latino Philanthropy

The Latino Community Fund is grounded in cariño, which is the Spanish word for love, caring, and compassion. Family and community are at the heart of Latino values and inspire giving.  The Latino Community Fund promotes love for community and viewing your community as an extension of your family.

Mission
Build on the Latino legacy of giving by inspiring action and advancing love and justice within families and communities.

Purpose
Strengthen the Latino community in Southern Arizona and transform lives through strategic Latino philanthropy.

Causes
Latino-led, Latino-serving nonprofits that work to create real, positive, lasting change in our community through racial equity and social justice.

Get Involved
The Latino Community Fund is led by a circle of thought leaders committed to strengthening the Latino community through collaborative philanthropy. Circle members are empowered as decision makers about where their critical financial resources will be invested through grant awards and special gifts to Latino-led, Latino-serving non-profits.

The Facts
Southern Arizona lacks strategic philanthropic support for Latinos.  Latinos must build a stronger and more cohesive philanthropic vision. The Latino Community Fund is committed to strengthening the role of Latinos in philanthropy. Click here to read more from Latino Community Fund Founder Claudia Jasso.

  • More than $427 billion was given in charitable dollars in 2018 in the U.S. (Source: Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2018)
  • Nationally, Latino nonprofits receive less than 1.1% of all philanthropic dollars (Source: D5 Coalition Report: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
  • Just 6-8% of trustees and only 2% of CEO’s at grantmaking institutions today are Latino (Source: Hispanics in Philanthropy)

Latino Community Fund Leadership

Claudia Jasso, Founder
Ivelisse Bonilla
Amalia Luxardo

Ricardo Pineda
Manuel Ramos
Roman Sandoval