Boston - The Latino Equity Fund at the Boston Foundation today announced $200,000 in general operating support grants to eight organizations as part of its efforts to support Latino-serving organizations in Greater Boston. The grants were announced this week as the Fund made plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary later this year. Since its founding, the LEF has provided more than $1.1 million in support to nonprofit partners serving Latinos in Greater Boston.
“It is an honor to play a small role in the pivotal work that these organizations do daily for our community,” said Javier Juarez, who became the Latino Equity Fund’s director in February. “We are committed to fuel the Latino-serving ecosystem in MA, as the sustainability of the Latino community depends on it.”
The Latino Equity Fund, a unique partnership between local Latino leaders and the Boston Foundation, is the first Latino-focused fund in the Commonwealth. Guided by an Advisory Board of local Latino leaders, the LEF uses its influence and platform to amplify diverse voices and perspectives within the Latino community in Greater Boston and the state, with a focus on achieving greater and more equitable access to economic prosperity and well-being.
“These grants are of paramount significance, especially given the recent Supreme Court decisions [on issues of racial equity]. They emphasize the urgent imperative to support nonprofit leaders of color as they drive transformative change within their communities,” said Aixa Beauchamp, who co-founded the Latino Equity Fund in 2013 and co-chairs the Fund’s Advisory Board.
“Supporting Latino-led and Latino-serving organizations is of utmost importance to create capacity and expand support for our Latino community. As the fastest growing demographic in Massachusetts, Latinos are inextricably linked to our Commonwealth’s future,” added Juan Lopera, co-chair of the Latino Equity Fund Advisory Board.
To learn more about the Latino Equity Fund and the Fund’s plans for its tenth anniversary when they are announced, visit https://www.tbf.org/LEF.
Lawyers for Civil Rights – Boston: $25,000
Sociedad Latina: $25,000
Agencia ALPHA: $25,000
Mujeres Unidas Avanzando: $25,000
Maverick Landing Community Services: $25,000
Brazilian Workers Center: $15,000
Amplify Latinx: $10,000