The Futuro Latino Fund distributed $175,000 to 10 organizations serving the Latino community. Out of the 20 proposals, many were returning applicants, including the City Sprouts South Summer Internship Program, pictured above.
During this grant cycle, the committee funded a collaborative oral history project between OLLAS (Office of Latino and Latin American Studies) and the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, which is a first. The committee provided a general operating grant to Centro Latino of Iowa and continued its support of MYLPA, LIVE Leadership Camp, and more.
2021 Futuro Latino Fund Recipients
- Centro Latino of Iowa: $25,000, for General Operating Support 2021
- City Sprouts: $14,500, for the City Sprouts South Summer Internship Program (Pictured Above)
- Families in Action: $16,800, for Mental Wellness: Building on Strengths of Latina Women during COVID
- Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum: $15,634, for Latino Railroad Workers in the Midwest, an Oral History Project
- Generation Diamond: $13,781, for Mental Health Support for Re-Entry Success in South Omaha
- LIVE Leadership: $5,000, for Camp for Latina Junior High Girls
- Matters on Tomorrow: $19,285, to Help Immigrants Achieve Their True Potential Through Quality, Affordable Education
- Metro Young Latino Professionals Association: $15,000, for Civic, Community, and Professional Engagement
- Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation: $25,000, for Financial Stability for Latinos
- Victory Boxing Club: $25,000, for the Community Center Youth Program
Each year, all funding decisions are made by a resident-led committee of Latino representatives who understand which investments will be most impactful in addressing the needs of their community. The next grant cycle for the fund will open on January 1, 2022.