Grants for Hispanic Nonprofits
Grants for Hispanic Nonprofits in the United States
Looking for grants for Hispanic-focused nonprofits? Our team has compiled a list of grants to support nonprofits focused on Hispanic communities and culture. Included in the list are grants supporting Hispanic and Latino services, social justice & human rights, diversity & inclusion and more. Get even more funding opportunities by starting a 14-day free trial of Instrumentl.
The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company, its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its regional foundations strive daily to be responsive to the citizenship priorities in the global communities where we live and work.
At The Coca-Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, we have committed ourselves to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. Our community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focuses on areas where The Coca-Cola Company can make a unique and sustainable difference: women, water and the environment, education and community well-being.
Protecting the Environment
In addition, the Foundation supports many local community programs such as arts and culture, community and economic development programs in the United States, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs in Africa and Latin America.
Our community commitment is shared across The Coca-Cola system. When natural disasters strike, The Coca-Cola Foundation and the entire Coca-Cola system respond to offer emergency relief. Through the Coca-Cola Matching Gifts Program, eligible employees make personal contributions to qualified organizations and The Coca-Cola Foundation matches those contributions on a 2-for-1 basis.
La Roche, Inc.
Philanthropy is our commitment to communities in which we operate and broader society. We focus our resources on a limited number of key projects that can deliver valuable benefits from our contributions and those of our partners. We give priority to innovative, high-quality projects that meet the following criteria:
- promote sustainable development
- offer an opportunity for Roche to use its expertise and logistics capabilities
- involve Roche actively at an early stage with local authorities and established partners
- engage Roche employees in cultural (focus on contemporary arts), educational and social activities
- managed by an accredited charity
Our four focus areas
Humanitarian and Social
We direct the majority of our philanthropic donations to humanitarian and social development projects.
Science and education
We are dedicated to programmes that promote scientific interest and provide educational opportunities for young people around the world.
Community and Environment
We are committed to building stronger communities and responding to natural disasters sustainably.
Arts and Culture
We support groundbreaking contemporary art, cultural projects and activities that explore the parallels between innovation in art and in science.
About the Lumina Fund for Racial Justice and Equity
Lumina Foundation, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is pleased to release this RFP for grants that are designed to support postsecondary institutions that are implementing significant work to advance equity on campus and in the broader community.
Why Equity Matters
While the face of America is changing, economic, and social inequities among racial and ethnic groups persist. Historical and current patterns of discrimination, segregation, and racism continue to foster disparities that make it increasingly difficult for many individuals to achieve the social and economic mobility that has been promised by the American dream. American Indian, African-American, and Hispanic citizens are disproportionately poor, have limited access to quality education, and are underrepresented in positions of power. Without intentional and focused efforts to address equity and racial justice in our society, the gaps will only continue to grow.
Education is the great equalizer. However, racial and ethnic stratification plague our nation’s educational system. Schools are more segregated than a decade ago, dropout rates are highest among African-American, American Indian, and Hispanic learners, and these learners are less likely to earn postsecondary credentials. Given this polarization, American higher education is also at a critical juncture with regard to equity and excellence. As global demand for postsecondary skills and knowledge rises, the pace at which Americans are obtaining postsecondary degrees continues to lag behind other countries. Moreover, this situation is exacerbated by the persistent gap in credential attainment by race in the United States, according to the most recent Census figures.
Why Lumina is Acting
Lumina is compelled to do more in the aftermath of disturbing and unacceptable racially motivated events on college campuses across the nation. The United States’ legacy of racism, segregation, and injustice are ever-present in current discussions about how to advance equity and fairness in policies and practices, and to increase meaningful opportunity for all. Colleges and universities are essential institutions to shape and guide these dialogues.
Many higher education leaders are working hard to close equity gaps in hopes of expanding access and opportunity through postsecondary attainment. The grants described here will provide support to institutions that are addressing equity directly and substantively, catalyzing existing work and deepening impact.
Through this RFP, which represents an overall investment of $3 million, Lumina will support seven to 10 organizations with grants of up to $400,000 each for up to two years.
The one-time investment of $1 million will be used to support colleges and universities that are working to improve their campus climates by providing opportunities for constructive racial dialogue. Competitive proposals will include:
- Community and campus forums
- Faculty/staff training and development
- Student training and development
- Campus-wide programming
- Other thoughtfully designed efforts
Eligible entities include 501(c)(3) organizations, public charities, and other nonprofits, such as:
Public policy/advocacy organizations
Social movement/mobilization organizations
Centers within higher education institutions
Government agencies and for-profit businesses and organizations are not eligible.
Lumina seeks to partner with organizations that are specifically focused on supporting Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and/or AAPI populations by working to eradicate systemic racism, including those connected to higher education, as described above. This RFP is not designed for organizations looking to launch an equity initiative, start a new diversity, equity, and inclusion function, or organizations whose missions and work are not explicitly focused on racial equity.
Centers focused on racial equity and justice located within colleges and universities are eligible to apply. However, higher education institutions that are working to improve outcomes for students of color more broadly are not eligible.
The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation.
Grant Amount and Types
Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. In some limited cases we may make larger grants, but that is typically after we have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. We also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
General operating or program/project grant requests within our areas of interests are accepted.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
NOTE FROM FUNDER: Before you can apply, we would like to meet and discuss the Affiliation criteria to make sure your organization aligns with the work of UnidosUS and that you meet the eligibility requirements to become an Affiliate.
Join the UnidosUS Affiliate Network
Since its founding in 1968, UnidosUS has understood that the foundation of its national advocacy and civil rights work is its Affiliate Network, which is composed of nearly 300 independent community-based organizations throughout the country.
Our Affiliates are a powerful force for positive and meaningful change in the Hispanic community. We elevate their power by:
- Developing nonprofit leaders with culturally relevant trainings in specific program areas, advocacy, and civic engagement.
- Convening Affiliates to foster peer-to-peer collaboration, highlighting their talents and expertise.
- Linking Affiliates to opportunities for external funding, professional development, and leadership.
- Providing access to special information, communications, materials, and services.
- Connecting Affiliates to a broad range of nonprofit resources including subgrants for eligible Affiliates each year, as funding is available.
- Highlighting Affiliates through the broad reach of UnidosUS's integrated communications.
Value, Benefits, and Impact
Networking and Training
We bring Affiliates together several times a year to provide issue briefings, grow their advocacy skills, and build their capacity. Activities include:
- National Latino Advocacy Days
- UnidosUS Annual Conference
- UnidosUS Latino Leadership Summit
- Fall Regional Convenings
- Region-Specific Advocacy Training
- Program-Specific Capacity-Building
- Issue-Specific Networking
- Peer-to-Peer Networking
Affiliates have access to expert-led trainings on topics they identify and prioritize, at little to no cost as funding is available. Topics include:
- Leadership Development
- Technology (Access/Training)
- Program Evaluation
- Board Development and Recruitment
- Fundraising and Resource Development
- Leadership Transition Planning
- Media and Communications (including social media)
- Social Enterprise
- Curriculum Training