Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
Using philanthropy to strengthen the status of the Latino community in Colorado.
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 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.
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‚Äôs needs. Latinos are increasingly positioned to participate as substantial contributors to the nation‚Äôs social investment capital. Though Latino communities are traditionally generous, Latinos often go unrecognized as philanthropic contributors.
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.
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‚Äôs Latino community.
Learn more about our Founders and current Board of Directors.
Please join the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado for its First Annual Forum - Telling Our Story, a day-long convening of thought-provoking educational sessions, dynamic speakers and expert panels focused on issues related to caregiving for aging Latinos.¬†
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Denver Art Museum
Following the Forum, stay for a reception from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. to announce the launch of an exciting initiative to bring more Latina women into elected office: LatinasRepresent
For more information, see our events page.
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.
LCFC Brochure (PDF)
Nuestra Comunidad (the LCFC newsletter)
- The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Announces New Board Members - June 17, 2014
- Carlos Martinez Named Executive Director of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado - December 27, 2013
- Grants Awarded to Expand and Improve Services for Aging Latinos - April 25, 2013
- The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Awards $258,600 in Grants - March 25, 2013
- Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Celebrates Fifth Anniversary - November 16, 2012
- Colorado Latino Age Wave Announces Planning Grant Awards and Project Fellows - October 30, 2012