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The Latino Equity Fund at the Boston Foundation is now accepting applications for its FY24 grantmaking cycle. The application portal will be open from Wednesday, September 20, 2023 until  Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

About the Latino Equity Fund

The Latino Equity Fund (LEF) at the Boston Foundation is the first and only philanthropic fund in Massachusetts dedicated to activating, convening, and supporting the Latino community in Greater Boston and across MA. Launched in 2013, LEF is a permanent resource designed to galvanize and unite the diverse voices within our community, incubate new partnerships, and build a stronger advocacy voice. The Fund seeks to mobilize and support Latino residents, community organizations and community leaders to collaborate for the betterment of our communities.

About this Application Cycle

For its FY24 grantmaking cycle, LEF seeks applications from community nonprofits in Massachusetts who are working towards the advancement of Latinos by creating economic prosperity opportunities or addressing health disparities and well-being.

With its grantmaking, LEF strives to catalyze new partnerships, expand the capacity of the Latino nonprofit sector, and respond to emerging community needs. LEF prioritizes supporting emerging Latino-serving organizations, those who are Latino-led, and organizations that have not previously received funding from LEF/TBF. Where possible, LEF encourages collaborative efforts that mobilize multiple community organizations around a shared opportunity or need and strengthen cross-agency partnerships. Applications are due on Sunday, October 22, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. Please review the eligibility and application guidelines below.


About the Grants

  • Grants will range from $10,000- $50,000, and will be made for general operating support.
  • Grants will be awarded in December of 2023.
  • In lieu of written grant report requirements, grantees will be expected to share their experience and the impact of their grant in a phone call with TBF staff.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations based in Massachusetts or have a qualifying fiscal agent with 501(c)3 status.
  • Funding will support:
    • Organizations serving primarily Latinx populations
    • Latinx serving programs or projects, fiscally sponsored by another organization, in which at least 51% of the program’s participants identify as Latinx
    • Latinx serving programs or projects, housed or operating within a larger organization, in which at least 51% of the program’s participants identify as Latinx
    • Programs and organizations serving Latinx communities, and whose composition of boards, staff, and volunteers are representative of the demographics and lived experiences of their constituencies.

Funding Considerations :

  • Priority will be given to organizations that have not previously received funding from LEF/TBF in the past 5 years.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the organization’s mission, impact, and alignment to LEF’s strategic priorities.
  • Grants will fund organizations and programs that create economic prosperity opportunities and address healthcare disparities in the Latinx community. Examples include, but not limited to:
    • Direct service programming, advocacy and community building activities;
    • capacity building (except capital construction costs and related);
    • outreach and educational activities;
    • health and legal services;
    • cultural awareness and racial and social justice campaigns;
    • and health and human services.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit our Grants Portal and verify your user account. This year we updated our grant management system, so we encourage you to activate your account well in advance of submitting your grant.
    • Please first try using the "Password Reset" link to access the system, as you may already be in our database. You should receive a password reset email after 10 minutes, with additional prompts and instructions.
    • If you do not receive this email, click the "Register" button underneath the Login box and follow the prompts to create a new account.
    • For detailed instructions on how to activate your account, please review this guide. If you have any difficulty logging in, please reach out to
  2. Once in the grant portal, follow the instructions to open the Funding Opportunities and select "Latino Equity Fund FY24".

  3. Fill out the application, and don’t forget to attach your Organizational Operating Budget (in any format you have it!).

Reminder: Applications are due on Sunday, October 22, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.

If you have any further questions, please email Latino Equity Fund Director Javier Juarez at