Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado at National Philanthropy Day in Colorado 2012The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado was awarded Outstanding Foundation of the Year at National Philanthropy Day in ColoradoUsing philanthropy to strengthen the status of the Latino community in Colorado.

Background

The Mission
The mission of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) is to influence and engage Latinos and others to be leaders and philanthropic investors to develop strong and vibrant Latino communities in Colorado.

Established in 2007, the LCFC is a Rose Community Foundation initiative dedicated to using the tools of philanthropy to improve the status of the Latino community. Since its inception, the LCFC has provided 75 grants totaling more than $1.1 million to Latino-led and Latino-serving nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado. The LCFC is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation launched in partnership with Hispanics in Philanthropy, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, Western Union Foundation and the individual LCFC Founders.

The Vision
The LCFC was formed in 2007 to be a resource to the community and a leader of positive change.  

Three core principles guide the work of the LCFC: 

  • Leadership ‚Äď The LCFC seeks to strengthen the voice of Colorado‚Äôs Latino community through knowledge, expertise and established leadership.
  • Impact ‚Äď There are many untapped assets within the Latino community. The LCFC seeks to broadly leverage time, talent and treasure to strengthen our community.
  • Sustainability ‚Äď The LCFC seeks to be a strong and enduring resource in the community.

The Need
Latinos comprise approximately 20 percent of Colorado‚Äôs population and one in every five Denver-area residents is Latino ‚Äď our numbers are multiplying. Nationwide, by the year 2050, the Latino population will increase by 200 percent.

Nonprofit organizations serving the Latino community cannot afford to wait for foundations and traditional philanthropy to address the community’s needs. Latinos are increasingly positioned to participate as substantial contributors to the nation’s social investment capital. Though Latino communities are traditionally generous, Latinos often go unrecognized as philanthropic contributors.

Programs and Grantmaking

Grants
The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) has offered funding in Colorado through an innovative partnership with the LCFC and Hispanics in Philanthropy. More than $1.1 million has been awarded to Latino nonprofits across Colorado.

Learn more about our grantmaking.

Colorado Latino Age Wave
Colorado Latino Age Wave invests in and advocates for innovative services and programs that support the well-being Latino older adults in the Greater Denver community. Colorado Latino Age Wave is a multi year project of Rose Community Foundation in partnership with Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado with generous support from the Colorado Health Foundation and Community First Foundation.

Leadership

The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado was established at Rose Community Foundation in early 2007 and is led by Board Chair Ronald Montoya. The Founders are a diverse group of community leaders, business owners and families who have come together to leverage their social investment for greater impact in Colorado’s Latino community.

Learn more about our Founders and current Board of Directors.

Donations

You may visit our online donation page to make a secure credit card donation to the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado.

For more information on how you can make a gift of cash or stock, or a planned gift to the LCFC, please call 303.398.7448, or download our brochure (PDF) that includes a gift donation form.

Contributions made to the LCFC are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Publications

LCFC Brochure (PDF)

Nuestra Comunidad (the LCFC newsletter)

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