In this volatile political climate, where Latinos and immigrants are being attacked, Hispanics in Philanthropy believes it is imperative for philanthropy to make investments that increase civic participation across our communities. That is why we are excited to announce the launch of the Latino Civic Participation Grant. This grant pool is aimed at supporting and strengthening locally-focused Latino nonprofits to ensure that Latinos play a critical role in civic life.
Grassroots groups and nonprofit organizations are using diverse strategies to build political power within the Latino community in places with limited financial and electoral influence to advance supportive policy change. There are a number of ways to help create a culture of civic engagement, including leadership development, community organizing, voter activation, census participation, and organizational development. This work requires connecting the need for civic participation to issues and real-life problems facing Latinos and all Americans, while redefining how leadership is defined and understood.
States for this round of investment include: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Texas.
HIP is now accepting applications of interest. Grant awards are expected to be between $10,000 and $25,000. Preference will be considered for organizations that can secure matching funds. Selected organizations will then be invited to complete a full application. To submit, please complete this application before 5 pm PT on September 17, 2018.