Futuro Latino Fund

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The mission of the Futuro Latino Fund is to provide philanthropic support to improve the quality of life of Latino families and communities in Omaha.

Goals

  • To contribute to the cultural enrichment, socio-economic 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.

Some areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Arts and culture (performance, visual arts, arts education, cultural programs)
  • Community and economic development (neighborhood groups, housing, safety, programs on entrepreneurship and employment)
  • Youth, families, and women (family programs, high school leaders programs, senior centers, projects that support and promote Latinas’ empowerment)
  • Health and wellness (medical, dental, mental or behavioral health, food pantries, nutrition, physical activities)
  • Civic engagement (programs connecting Latinos with government or business leaders, nonpartisan efforts to give Latinos opportunities for influence in policy-making, grassroots advocacy)
  • Organizational capacity building (board development, staff training, fundraising, technology)

Eligibility requirements:

  1. 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
  2. Innovative programs, initiatives, services or other ideas within the focus areas that serve Latinos throughout the state of Nebraska.
  3. Applicants from previous years may apply again this year. Those who received grants last year are eligible provided a grant report has been submitted to the Omaha Community Foundation.
  4. Applicants’ policies and practices must be in alignment with the following non-discrimination clause: the applicant organization does not discriminate in hiring practices or service provision to clients and/or customers based on race, ethnicity, religious preference, age, [physical, mental, or emotional] ability/disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, or gender.

Application Information

The 2018 FLF grant cycle is now closed. Funding decisions will be announced in May 2018.

Only responses submitted online via the provided link will be considered during this funding cycle.  Please note:  We’ve just implemented a new online grants platform. You will be prompted to create a new account for your organization if you have not done so previously.

History of Futuro Latino Fund Grants

Futuro Latino Fund Application Information

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Additional Information

Please note that these requirements, including eligibility of repeat grantees, focus areas, and budget limit, are subject to change annually.

Historically, the typical grant size is $10,000, although the committee considers smaller and larger requests (approximately $5,000-$25,000). Applications that propose collaborative projects among multiple organizations are welcome. Organizations with a significant percentage of Latino and Latina clients, management, staff, and board members will receive extra consideration by the committee. The committee reserves the right to waive eligibility requirements to make awards to address critical community needs.

Please contact Katrina Adams, Program Associate, at 402-342-3458 with any questions.

 

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