The Futuro Latino Fund committee awarded $175,000 to 13 organizations serving the Latino community, half of which were new to this grant program, such as the Bilingual Navigator program led by Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands.
Additionally, the committee continued its support of Metro Young Latino Professional Association, Generation Diamond’s Tattoo Removal Program, and the LIVE Leadership Camp, serving Latina girls.
2022 Futuro Latino Fund Recipients
- Cinco de Mayo Omaha • $15,000 for General Operating, pictured
- Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands • $15,000 for Bilingual Family Navigator Program
- El Museo Latino • $15,000 for Latino Arts & Culture Programs
- Families in Action • $18,700 for Fortaleciendo el Bienestar Nuestra Comunidad
- Future Kids • $2,300 for Soccer in The Community
- Generation Diamond • $15,000 for Tattoo Removal Program
- Jackson’s Boxing Club • $15,000 for Program Operations
- LIVE Leadership Camp • $10,000 for Overnight Summer Camp for Latina Girls
- Matters On Tomorrow • $20,000 for True Potential Scholarships
- Metro Young Latino Professional Association • $15,000 for MYLPA Scholarship & Professional Development
- Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands • $7,000 for History Heritage Remembrance Ancestors
- South Omaha Classic OLG Youth Athletics • $12,000 for Spring Lake Baseball Field Renovation
- Victory Boxing Club & Community Center • $15,000 for Youth Programs
Grants made through our Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access and equity. We ask community members to lead grant processes using their own power and understanding. Each committee is made up of residents who come from or identify with the population being served. They review proposals and decide which projects to fund based on the needs they are seeing in their community.
The next grant cycle will open on January 1, 2023.