In May, the Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) announced that 10 local organizations were the most recent recipients of the Foundation’s Futuro Latino Fund (FLF).
Historically, the Foundation would celebrate the achievements of these organizations with an in-person grant reception, however, due to COVID-19 and the prioritization of community health and safety, this reception has been postponed.
Projects funded by this year’s grants range from youth leadership, arts exposure and education, scholarships, and opportunities for young professionals. The 2020 funded organizations and projects are:
- Centro Latino of Iowa, $25,000 for programming and strategic planning support
- Metro Young Latino Professionals Association, $8,000 for the MYLPA Scholarship for Dreamers
- Metro Young Latino Professionals Association, $9,300 for professional development, community service, and civic engagement
- Sisters of the Presentation, $5,000 for LIVE Leadership Camp
- SOCCC, Inc., $25,000 for grassroots leadership development
- El Museo Latino, $24,200 for Latino arts education capacity expansion
- Families in Action (Interfaith Health Service), $15,000 for promoting mental wellness with Latino families
- City Sprouts, $10,500 for City Sprouts South summer internship program
- Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands, $5,000 for Dia de Muertos – A Journey of Remembrance
- Matters On Tomorrow, $8,000 for helping immigrants achieve their true potential through quality, affordable education
- Victory Boxing Club, $15,000 for community center youth program
To learn more about the Futuro Latino Fund, click here. The next grant cycle for the fund will open on January 1, 2021.