News from Rose Community Foundation
April 12, 2012
The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Awards $145,000 in Grants
Denver, CO - The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC), in partnership with the national organization Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), has awarded grants totaling $145,000. The grants were awarded to strengthen 12 nonprofit organizations across the state that are led by and serve Latinos. In addition to funding, grantees will receive technical assistance, leadership training and networking opportunities. A reception to announce the grant awards was held Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
The LCFC was launched in 2007, with the vision and support of Rose Community Foundation, as an innovative approach to increase philanthropy in the Latino community and to increase the capacity of Latino nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, the LCFC has provided 60 grants totaling more than $875,000 to Latino-led and Latino-serving nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado.
The LCFC leverages individual donations and matching grants to support Latino nonprofits. Through an online giving campaign, donations made to the LCFC from April 17 through April 26 will be increased by 150 percent thanks to matching funds provided by HIP and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. To learn more, visit rcfdenver.org/latinocfc.
The LCFC is also supported by The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, Western Union Foundation and the Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation. A list of grants awarded by the LCFC is below.
About the Funders
Rose Community Foundation
El Centro Humanitario (Denver): $8,700 to support this employment program for day laborers.
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council (Denver): $15,000 for efforts to promote and preserve the Chicano/Latino culture through the arts.
Circle of Latina Leadership (Denver): $12,000 to prepare the next generation of Latina leaders.
Clínica Tepeyac (Denver): $15,000 to support this health clinic in North Denver.
Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (Denver): $15,000 for this leadership development, public policy and research center.
Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center (Durango): $12,000 to advocate for immigrant and Latino rights in the Four Corners area of Colorado.
Early Excellence Program of Denver (Denver): $15,000 to promote and offer education services to young children, and provide job development and social networks for families.
La Gente Youth Sports (Pueblo): $5,000 for this program providing organized sports programs to low- and moderate-income youth in Pueblo.
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County (Boulder): $15,000 to support this organization specializing in issues of immigration law.
La Raza Youth Leadership Institute (Denver): $8,500 for a leadership program serving Latino youth.
Padres & Jovenes Unidos (Denver): $15,000 to support efforts to advocate for educational excellence, racial justice, immigrant rights and quality health care.
Valle de Sol Community Center (Capulin): $8,800 to support this community center in south-central Colorado.