Honoring Latinx Heritage Month and investing in local Latinx leaders

Latinx Heritage Month is recognized from September 15 through October 15, 2022. Through this month and beyond, Silicon Valley Community Foundation invites you to join us in honoring the history, achievements, leadership and resilience of Latinx communities.

Support local Latinx organizations

SVCF’s LatinXCEL Fund

SVCF’s LatinXCEL Fund
Want to support multiple organizations working locally? SVCF’s LatinXCEL Fund seeks to reverse long-standing inequities by investing in people and organizations that address the infrastructure needs of nonprofits serving Latinx communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Learn more and donate here. Learn More »

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Learn more about the LatinXCEL Fund’s inaugural grant round in 2021.

SVCF’s LatinXCEL Fund grantees receive support in one or more of the following four key areas:

  • Leadership development including executive coaching, board development, peer mentoring and cross-sector learning
  • Capacity-building and organizational development for established and emerging organizations, including smaller, grassroots or volunteer-based nonprofits
  • Cross-sector collaboration, consulting and technical assistance to address organizational infrastructure needs
  • Unrestricted funding to enable these organizations to engage in policy advocacy, movement-building and coalition work

 

SVCF’s Latinx Giving Guide

SVCF’s Latinx Giving Guide
In 2020, Latinx communities shouldered 56 percent of California’s total COVID cases and 47 percent of the state’s total COVID deaths. The equity gap that Latinx communities face is exacerbated by a persistent lack of access to philanthropic dollars by Latinx nonprofit leaders and Latinx-led organizations. Learn More »


SVCF Grantee Spotlights

First grants from LatinXCEL Fund boost nonprofit leadership and infrastructure

First grants from LatinXCEL Fund boost nonprofit leadership and infrastructure

A grant from SVCF’s LatinXCEL Fund helps Latina Coalition build a sustainable infrastructure for the organization and expand its programs strengthening professional and civic engagement among Latina women and youth in Silicon Valley. Read the blog »

LUNA: LatinXCEL Fund grant helps increase staff power and campaign reach

LUNA: SVCF grants help increase staff power and campaign reach

SVCF’s focus on capacity-building -- providing tools and connecting to intermediaries to help organizations with issues such as fundraising -– strengthens LUNA’s neighborhood-based campaigns Read the blog »

School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza: La Plaza pivots to help community in new ways

School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza: La Plaza pivots to help community in new ways

A LatinXCEL Fund grant helps the School expand programming and safety-net services through community partnerships. Read the blog »

Latinas Contra Cancer aims to create healthcare advocates for the Latinx community

Latinas Contra Cancer aims to create healthcare advocates for the Latinx community

A Civic Participation grant from SVCF helps Latinas Contra Cancer "move from service providing to moblizing."  Read the blog »

The ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective builds power in East San Jose

SVCF Philanthropy Now: The ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective builds power in East San Jose

SVCF Community Advisory Council members and executive directors from SOMOS Mayfair, Amigos de Guadalupe and Veggielution, three of ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective's five community-based organizations, join the podcast to discuss how they leverage the collective impact model to address racial disparities in East San José. Listen to the podcast »