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LCFC Announces 2014 Grantmaking


Our 2014 grant round is now open!  We are excited to share with you a funding opportunity in Colorado created through a partnership with the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) and Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP). The LCFC is an…

Responding to the Unique Needs of Latino Family Caregivers



“In our culture, we take care of our parents at home,” says Pilar Cook, a Latina who cares for her 80-year-old mother at her Westminster home.

Cook, with help from her sister, has been caring for her mom for the last year after she started needing greater support and assistance. Cook is the sole breadwinner of the family and works full time while juggling the needs of her…

Grantmaking to Increase the Capacity of Latino Organizations

We are fortunate to have Latino-serving organizations throughout Colorado that respond to immediate needs, address community issues and take action to ensure the health of Latinos. Many of these organizations have become the anchors that keep the community together.

Surprisingly many of these organizations are often overlooked by foundations or government support due to their smaller size…

HIP to College/Summer Melt


Surprisingly many Latino youth — as high as 70% in some Colorado communities — don’t successfully transition from high school to college in the fall. This is referred to “summer melt.” There are many factors that may contribute to this. For instance, the youth’s parents may have financial issues or lack of experience in the college application process. They may also not know how to seek…