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Futuro Latino Fund
Supporting initiatives for the Latino community
The Futuro Latino Fund supports initiatives and organizations that benefit Latino communities in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. Grounded in resident-led decision making, the program is guided by a committee of Latino representatives who understand which investments will be most impactful in addressing the needs of their community.
The 2022 Futuro Latino Fund Committee Members are:
- Amanda Ponce, Chair
- Juan Cangas
- Roger Garcia
- Yajaira Gonzalez
- Coral Nieves
- Deanna Piña
- Marisol Rodriguez
- Armando Salgado
Program goals include:
- To contribute to the cultural enrichment, socioeconomic well-being, civic participation, and long-term sustainability of local Latino families, neighborhoods, and organizations.
- To promote organizational models that are self-sustaining and can effectively address the interests and concerns of the diverse Latino population.
- To support capacity-building and self-empowerment strategies among local Latino leaders and organizations.
Funding priorities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Arts and culture
- Community and economic development
- Youth, families, and women
- Health and wellness
- Civic engagement
- Organizational capacity building
Applications that demonstrate collaboration among multiple organizations are encouraged. Latino/Latina/Latinx representation (among clients served, management, staff, and board members) is considered during the decision making process.
Up to $150,000 in grant funding will be awarded each year. The average grant award is $10,000 to $15,000.
The application period is open annually January 1 – March 1 (11:59 PM). Applications must be submitted via the online grant portal.
Awards are announced via email in May. Projects must be completed in the year awarded.
Applicants must be a public, tax-exempt organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, OR working with a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent who can receive funds on your behalf.
The applicant organization’s annual operating budget may not exceed $500,000. No exceptions will be made.
Innovative programs, initiatives, services or other ideas within the above-stated focus areas that serve Latinos in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties.
Applicants from previous years may apply again this year if their final report was submitted to the Omaha Community Foundation.
Applicants’ policies and practices must be in alignment with the following non-discrimination clause:
The applicant organization does not lawfully or unlawfully discriminate in its hiring practices or service provision to clients and/or customers based on race, ethnicity, religious preference, age, [mental, emotional, or physical] disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, or gender.
Additionally, organizations must submit their anti-discrimination policy at time of application.
These requirements, including eligibility of repeat, consecutive funding, funding priorities, and operating budget caps, are subject to change annually.