Denver Latina Philanthropic Group Announces 2017 Grants

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Seven organizations serving Latinos in Denver receive funding through Denver Foundation giving circle

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LatinasGive! is incredibly proud to collectively put our financial resources together to help advance programs and services that focus on uplifting Latinos in Colorado.

On Wednesday, December 7, LatinasGive!, Denver’s first Latina philanthropic circle, hosted a reception to award seven local organizations with funding ranging from $500 to $2000 each for a total of $10,100. This was the second funding cycle for LatinasGive! whose purpose is to strengthen Latino stories through intentional community investment.

“For the Latino community, philanthropy is part of our cultural identity and fabric,” said Chrissy Deal, co-chair of LatinasGive!. “LatinasGive! is incredibly proud to be able to collectively put our financial resources together to help advance programs and services that focus on uplifting Latinos in Colorado.”

LatinasGive! received 45 grant applications ranging in monetary requests and issues that affect the Latino community. The organizations receiving funding in 2017 are:
-- Colorado People’s Alliance
-- Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic
-- Curious Theater Company
-- Denver Education Attainment Network
-- Towards Justice
-- Right to LiveWell/Focus Points Family Resource Center – Comunidades Unidas
-- Museo de las Americas

Grant applications were scored based on the services they offer the Latino community in the following areas:
-- Cultural values/pride
-- Inclusiveness and equity
-- Promotion of our strengths
-- Multigenerational issues
-- Leaving a legacy
-- Support existing leaders
-- Culturally-based leadership
-- Social justice
-- Responsive to community needs

About LatinasGive!
LatinasGive! focuses on building a proud legacy through proactive giving to issues that advance the Latino community. Members of LatinasGive! give of their time, talent, treasure and testimony year-round with a minimum commitment of $1 a day ($365 annually). The Denver Foundation holds the LatinasGive! donor-advised fund and has provided some financial support through its EPIC program (Elevating Philanthropy in Communities of Color). For more information on LatinasGive!, email latinasgivedenver(at)gmail.com or follow us on Facebook.

About The Denver Foundation
The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that inspires people and mobilizes resources to improve life in Metro Denver. In 2015, the Foundation and its donors awarded more than $68 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three roles: stewarding an endowment to meet current and future needs for Metro Denver, working with community leaders to address the core challenges that face the community, and managing more than 1,000 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit http://www.denverfoundation.org.

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