Telling Our Story Telling Our Story Statewide Forum Statewide Forum Artwork by Jaime Molina INVESTING IN CIVIC POWER FOR CHANGE
Telling Our Story Regional Forum, Fort Morgan
OUR TEAM LCFC Staff
Diana Aldapa, Manager, Administration and Events Ryan Ayala, Coordinator, Research and Evaluation Marisa Gautney, Program Intern Rachel Griego, Vice President, Philanthropy Carlos Martinez, President & CEO Priscilla Montoya, Director, Evaluation and Communications Alexis Whitham, Manager, Grants and Communications Daniela Young, Program Officer
Deborah Ortega, Ph.D., Board Chair Adrianna Abarca Raydean Acevedo Midy Aponte Luis Colón Gay Cook Mitchell Gonzales Eric Ishiwata, Ph.D. Antonio Parés Gary Poling Gloria M. Schoch Elaine Torres Hollie Velasquez Horvath
Project Staff Betty Aragon-Mitotes, Las Mujeres Valientes Fellow Aurelio Avalos, Conector de Montbello Ana Baez, Las Mujeres Valientes Fellow Fran Coleman, Las Mujeres Valientes Fellow Maria Coronado, Conectora de Montbello Dolores Del Campo, Las Mujeres Valientes Fellow Bernadine Hostetter, Las Mujeres Valientes Fellow Rosario Mendoza, Conectora de Montbello Patricia Barela Rivera, Las Mujeres Valientes Senior Fellow Angela Tzul, Conectora de Montbello
LCFC Awards Latino Age Wave Colorado, Corporate Award Colorado Gerontological Society
Consultants & Advisors
Therese Ellery, Rose Community Foundation Elsa Holguín, Rose Community Foundation Janet Lopez, Ph.D., Rose Community Foundation Cec Ortiz, Community Democracy Workshop Tony Tapia, Latino Age Wave Colorado
Philanthropist of the Year Anna Jo Garcia Haynes SOL Award Betty Aragon-Mitotes
Generations of Giving Breakfast, Denver Art Museum
Dear LCFC Family,
Thank you for helping to steward the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado to become the organization it is today. As we reflect on this year, we not only look back at 2018, but our past 11 years together. And look at all we have accomplished. The LCFC, now an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization, is one of only a handful of Latino foundations in the U.S. We have invested nearly $6 million in funding that has impacted tens of thousands of Coloradans—individuals, families, organizations, and communities across the state. We prepared ourselves for this next chapter by creating key partnerships with local and national organizations and growing our network of Latino philanthropists. But more importantly, we have traveled this state— from Northern Colorado to the mountain region to the San Luis Valley—and we listened to our community. We listened in living room, restaurants, universities and community centers. With the body of knowledge we have gained, we are now poised to expand our giving, our reach and our ability to impact the lives of all of Colorado’s one million Latinos. We hope to count on the continued support of your time, talent and treasure as we continue this journey together. The power of philanthropy is in our hands, for our people and we are excited for you to experience what’s next.
LCFC Board & Staff NOMADIC
2018 GRANTEES The LCFC awarded 40 grants to organizations throughout Colorado. Funds were distributed through Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative, Latino Community Wellness and Young Latino Philanthropists.
Colorado Immigrant Funders Collaborative Antonito Homeschool Consortium (Antonito) Asociación de Jovenes Unidos en Acción (Rifle) Asian Pacific Development Center (Aurora) Café Cultura (Denver) Casa de Paz (Denver) Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pueblo (Pueblo) Centro de la Familia (Colorado Springs) Centro Humanitario (Denver) Child and Migrant Services, Inc. (Palisade) Colorado Circles for Change (Denver) Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (Denver) Colorado People’s Alliance (Denver) Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition (Westminster) Compañeros Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center (Durango) El Comité de Longmont (Longmont) Cultivando (Commerce City) Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (Aurora) The Family Center | La Familia - La Cocina (Fort Collins) Grupo Esperanza (Colorado Springs) Hispanic Affairs Project (Montrose) Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder (Boulder) INSPiRE (Commerce City) Latina Safehouse (Denver) Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (Denver) OneMorgan County (Fort Morgan) Project Worthmore (Aurora) Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (Westminster) San Luis Immigrant Resources Center (Alamosa) Together Colorado (Denver)
Latino Community Wellness Centro de la Familia (Colorado Springs) Hispanic Affairs Project (Montrose) San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center (Alamosa)
Young Latino Philanthropists Athletics and Beyond (Denver) Cal-Wood Development (Jamestown) Casa de Paz (Aurora) Colorado State University – Creando Puentes (Fort Morgan) La Piñata del Aprendizaje (Denver) INSPiRE (Commerce City) Latino Chamber Entrepreneurship Summer Program (Pueblo) Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center (Fort Collins)
2018 INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS The LCFC impacted the lives of Latinos in Colorado through direct grantmaking, community events and programs throughout the state. Key highlights include:
TELLING OUR STORY REGIONAL & STATEWIDE FORUMS The LCFC hosted four Telling Our Story Forums in 2018, welcoming over 600 guests to this yearly event that convenes community leaders, policy and decision makers and stakeholders. Events took place in Alamosa, Fort Morgan, Glenwood Springs and at our annual statewide forum in Denver.
LAS MUJERES VALIENTES FELLOWSHIP PROJECT Six Women of Wisdom (Latinas ages 50+) are participating as the pilot cohort of the Las Mujeres Valientes Fellowship project. This project, under Latinas LEAD, is working to create spaces where women can share their knowledge, experiences and life lessons with younger Latinas. In turn, younger Latinas communicate their current values so they better understand one another. The fellows represent the following geographical areas: Alamosa, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Pueblo and the Western Slope.
LATINO COMMUNITY WELLNESS This newest initiative helps promote access and awareness of mental and behavioral health issues in rural Colorado. This pilot project works in collaboration with mental health professionals and community organizations to strategize around culturally responsive practices for Latinos.
STEWARDING YOUR GIFTS $911,239 Community Events 22% Grants 38%
THANK YOU $100,000 + The Colorado Health Foundation Next50 Initiative Rose Community Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation $25,000 - $99,999 Caring for Colorado Foundation Colorado Housing and Finance Authority The Denver Foundation The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Colorado New York Community Trust MillerCoors State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education $10,000 - $24,999 Alpine Bank The Colorado Trust General Service Foundation Latino Cultural Arts Center RCG Foundation Ready Foods/Abarca Family Fund Voqal $2,500 - $9,999 Bamboo Foundation Brett Family Foundation Citywide Banks Forsci Associates Martinez Associates Mile High United Way University of Denver/DULCCES Hollie Velasquez Horvath and Bryon Horvath
$2,500 - $9,999 cont. The Women's Foundation of CO Xcel Energy $1,000 - $2,499 Taylor and Norman Abarca Ellen G. Alires-Trujillo and Lorenzo A. Trujillo Midy Aponte Maribel Cifuentes Gay Cook and Andrew F. Czopek Phillip B. Danielson, Ph.D. and Carlos Martinez Angela and James K. Davidson Benita Duran Michele Gonzales and John Belt Tigran and Mitchell Gonzales Granite By Design Lenn M. Haffeman Anna Jo Haynes Metropolitan State, University of Denver Mountain Family Health Centers Debora Ortega, Ph.D. Carmen and Edward Pando Angell Perez Gary and Lorena Poling Cecilia K. Sanchez de Ortiz Gloria Schoch and Sean Walsh Anthony Tapia Elaine Torres and Philip Workman Lorenzo Trujillo, PhD Kathryn White and Sue Hobza $500 - $999 Roy and Sheryl Alexander Juana Bordas
Latino Age Wave Colorado Thanksgiving Celebration
$500 - $999 cont. Richard Bugdanowitz Vicente Cardona Jorge Castaneda Courtney V. Chenault Colorado State University DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Therese and Jeff Ellery Janina Fariñas Eric Ishiwata, Ph.D. Janet K. Lopez, Ph.D. and Doug Vilsack The Margolis Team OneMorgan County Angeles Ortega Erik and Laura Ortiz Jennifer K. Prinz and Colleen J. Reed Jesse Ramirez Up to $500 Jose and Magdalena Aguayo Elise J. Allan Diana Aldapa-Fonseca and Carlos Jimenez, Ph.D. Midy Aponte Alma Aquino Elena P. Aranda Betty Aragon-Mitotes Lupita Arellano Ryan Ayala Polly Baca Keli Balili Brittany Barnard Patricia Barela Rivera Tricia Bonman Mary Cardona Jorge Castaneda Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo NOMADIC
Latinas LEAD Power Summit
GRACIAS Up to $500 cont. Frances N. Coleman Whitney and Chris Connor Jennifer Danielson Mary Ann Danielson Elizabeth DeLeon Maria Dolores Young Gabriela Domenzain Anita Echeverria-Simbana Jessica J. Fajardo Lindsay Fallon and Richard Peterson-Cramer Rebecca Fernandez Martinez Rocio Franco Lorena Gaibor Cecilia Garcia Cristóbal Garcia Lucinda Garcia Flores and Xavier Garcia Y. Violeta Garcia, Ph.D. Luke Gloystein Denise Gomez and Severen McGowan Victoria Gomez Betancourt Justina Gonzales Leticia Gonzales Rachel Griego Gethzemani Hammond Yusuf Hassan Michael Henzel Laurel Herndon Charles O. de Herrera III Elsa I. Holguín and Ed Lucero Holly Hursley Jviation Amy Latham Law Offices of Deirdre Santoscoy LLC
Sanford Lax Jesus Loayza Laura Lopez Chao Ma Stella Madrid Aliena Ann Martinez Carmen and Catarino Martinez Martin N. May Nicole and Mike Melaku Lisa Farber Miller Priscilla Montoya Carmen A. Morales John Mulstay James Munford Raquel Muniz-Perez Cinthia Nevarez Ruiz Antonio Parés Cristina Perez Yesenia Perez Diana Pineda Jesse Ramirez Amanda Reyes and Priscilla Gomez Mericia Rodriguez Rosemary Rodriguez William Rolando Peña Ponton LaPhonso Salas TaShina Salas Denise Santana Kevin Schmidt Emma and Christian Schwarz Frank Senteno Diana Silva Edith Silvas Luis Simbana Irene Sisneros
Andrea L. Smith Ilana Steinberg and Ray Merenstein Monika Stenger Ann D. Taylor Tarah Terrones Heather Thorwald Travelers Cyber Grants Inc. Jeanie Weber Izabella Williams-Perez Drew Wilson Daniela Young Felipe Vieyra Stephen von Merz Community Partners 9News: Kristen Aguirre, Anchor and Sonya Gutierrez, Reporter Adams State College Agua y Sangre Healing Aguilar Public Relations Bobby LeFebre, Writer, Performer Colorado Mountain College Community College of Denver Community Democracy Workshop Denver Botanical Gardens Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver Museum of Nature & Science Denver Public Schools Jaime Molina, Artist Neocom Promo McNichols Civic Center Building/ City of Denver Morgan Community College Sie Film Center Together We Count
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Latino Age Wave Colorado Community Garden in Montbello
Annual Report for 2018; Latino Community Foundation of Colorado.