The Latino Legacy Fund
A stronger Latino community for a stronger Boston
The Boston Foundation has issued a third
Request for Ideas for Latino Legacy Fund grants.
Responses are due Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
Click here to view the Request for Ideas.
The Latino Legacy Fund, a unique partnership of local Latino philanthropists and leaders, the Boston Foundation and Hispanics in Philanthropy, is the first Latino-focused fund in the Greater Boston area. Our mission is to use a permanent endowment to strengthen the diverse Latino community of Greater Boston and contribute to the region’s civic vitality by supporting issues and organizations that advance the socio-economic status of Latinos, while enhancing the leadership capacity of the entire Latino community. The goal is to build a $1 million fund for a brighter future for our Latino community and our city. Working with partners, including individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government leaders, the Latino Legacy Fund will support programs that help Latinos realize their full potential.
Download the Latino Legacy Fund brochure.
Any individual, family, or organization can contribute to the Latino Legacy Fund in a variety of ways:
- Planned Gifts – The Boston Foundation offers a full range of planned and legacy giving options. Planned gifts may be made to the Latino Legacy Fund through bequests, retirement plan and life insurance gifts. In addition, the Boston Foundation offers charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts, all of which may benefit the Latino Legacy Fund.
- Outright Contributions – The Boston Foundation can accept all types of gifts into the fund including cash, publicly traded securities, restricted stock, real estate, and more.
- Donor Advised Funds – Donors with existing Donor Advised Funds can recommend a grant to the Latino Legacy Fund at the Boston Foundation.
- Succession Plans for Existing Giving Vehicles – Donors with a private foundation or Donor Advised Fund can name the Latino Legacy Fund as the successor entity to their giving vehicle.
Call 617-338-1700 for more information.
Contribute to the Latino Legacy Fund.
The Latino Legacy Fund featured on Urban Update
Massachusetts is only one of six states to attribute all of its population growth to the Latino population, but the Latino community continues to be under funded. A report by Hispanics in Philanthropy showed that only 1.3% of spending by US Foundations is specifically targeted to Latino programs, even though Latinos comprise nearly 25% of all children and youth. The Latino Legacy Fund is looking to change that. The first-ever Latino-focused fund in the Greater Boston area recently announced it's first round of grants, totaling $100,000. Appearing on Urban Update (from left to right): Latino Legacy Fund Advisory Committee Members Rene Jarquin; Rosalin Acosta and host Alberto Vasallo, along with with Boston Foundation Director of Donor Services Dan Sherman (far right).