Futuro Latino FundEn Español
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.
- 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 of policymaking, grassroots advocacy)
- Organizational capacity building (board development, staff training, fundraising, technology)
Eligibility requirements for 2017
- 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
- Annual organizational budget of $250,000 or less
- Innovative programs, initiatives, services or other ideas within the focus areas that serve Latinos throughout the state of Nebraska.
- Applicants from previous years may apply again this year. Those who received grants last year are eligible provided an evaluation report has been submitted to the Omaha Community Foundation.
- The William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation and The Sherwood Foundation do not accept applications from organizations that apply for or receive funding from the Futuro Latino Fund. Organizations that submit proposals to the Futuro Latino Fund may not approach the William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation or the Sherwood Foundation for funding for a 12-month period.
- 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 ability, sexual orientation, military service, or gender.
The 2016 Futuro Latino Fund Grant Cycle is now closed. The 2017 cycle will open February 1 and close March 1, 2017. Only responses submitted online at the link above will be considered during this funding cycle. Please note: We’ve just implemented a new online grants platform. Once you click on the link, you will need to create a new account for your organization.
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 John Levy, Director of Philanthropic Services, or Anne Meysenburg, Director of Community Investment, at 402 342.3458 with any questions.