Latino Community Foundation

54% of all school children in California are Latino. Only 1.1% of philanthropic dollars go to Latino programs and organizations.





LCF has established the largest network of Latino philanthropists in the country. Our Latino Giving Circle Network® unites people with a shared sense of justice and generosity. With over 500 members and 22 Giving Circles across the state, these individuals have pooled their collective resources, time, and talents to invest in Latino-led organizations that are creating opportunities for youth and families to thrive. Join our growing movement! LCF also hosts the largest Latino Gala in California with over 600 leaders from nonprofits, corporate, foundations.

LCF invests in Latino-led organizations advancing education, health and safety, civic engagement, and youth leadership in communities across California. Through core operating grants and capacity building efforts, LCF is committed to deepening the impact and expand the reach of organizations on the frontlines of social change. Our ultimate goal is to secure the future of Latino-led organizations as anchor institutions that leverage the strength and power of the communities they serve. LCF’s latest initiative, the Latino Nonprofit Accelerator, is a year-long program that provides marketing and communication training, fundraising mentorship, and leadership development for Latino-led organizations.

LCF is leading efforts to increase civic and political participation of Latinos in California. By investing in civic leadership, facilitating conversations between community leaders and policy makers, creating a California Latino Agenda, and mobilizing the Latino vote, LCF is elevating the voice of the largest ethnic group in the state. LCF is currently spearheading efforts for an accurate and fair 2020 Census. In 2018 LCF organized the first televised Gubernatorial Forum focused on issues that matter to Latinos, hosted by Jorge Ramos. Our annual Latino Policy Summit brings together more than 300 community leaders to discuss policy solutions with key decision makers in Sacramento. LCF organizes over 50 legislative visits annually for community leaders to build relationships with and inform their local representatives on solutions for change. In 2016, LCF launched the Yo Voy A Votar ¿Y Tú? campaign to mobilize the Latino vote. The campaign has reached 8 million people and registered thousands of first time voters.

We established the Love Not Fear Fund as a response to the global pandemic to channel critical funds to Latino-led organizations serving California’s most vulnerable communities.