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September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15.  Peruse these resources for opportunities for learning and action.  You can get involved in your community as well as nation-wide events. Opportunities exist for community engagement and funding.  

The Hispanic community has been especially hard-hit by COVID across the nation.  Recent Western wildfires have further impacted Hispanic agricultural workers disproportionately through loss of shelter and loss of work.  And, as part of our national struggle over immigration policy, countless families in the Latino community are affected by uncertainty around status issues.

We always want to hear about stories/lessons learned/best practices of our affiliates.  If your organization has a specific initiative regarding some aspect of Hispanic, Latino, Latina, or Latinx philanthropy or partnership, please email us so we can share your efforts with the network.

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Web | National Hispanic Heritage Month  traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. | learn 

Podcast | PowerUP! Seattle 2020 DEI Podcasts  captured snippets and presentations during our conference February 23-25, 2020 which focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. |  listen

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Women of Color (WOC) Webcast on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:00 PM.

A dialogue about fundraising and philanthropy through a Latina lens. 

Featured guests are:

Marcelana Orvananos de Rovzar, founder of Procura A.C. and Mexican philanthropist
Elisa Charters, WOC Advisory Committee member and founder of Latina Surge


Yolanda F. Johnson, Founder of WOC
Martha Lauria, WOC Advisory Board Member



Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Jens Manuel Krogstad and Luis Noe-Bustamante.  Pew Research Center.  September 10, 2020. 

Who Are You Calling Latinx?  Graciela Mochkofsky.  September 5, 2020.  The New Yorker.

About One-in-Four U.S. Hispanics Have Heard of Latinx, but Just 3% Use It.  Luis Noe-Bustamante, Lauren Mora and Mark Hugo Lopez.  Pew Research Center.  August 11, 2020.

Four strategies to maximize Latinx-Focused Philanthropy and Charitable Efforts.  Fernanda Caceres and Keely Hanson.  Urban Institute.  Urban Wire: Nonprofits and Philanthropy.    October 14, 2019.

Hispanic philanthropy and the moral imagination.  Jamie Goodman.  Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.    September 19, 2018. 


Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) - Organization dedicated to strengthening Latino leadership, influence and equity by leveraging philanthropic resources, and doing so with an unwavering vision on social justice and shared prosperity across the Americas. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month - The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

Hispanic Federation - Nonprofit membership organization for Latino social, political, and economic empowerment.  Headquartered in New York, strong presence in New York, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and other key states.  Advocacy office in Washington, D.C.  Also has a Latina Philanthropy Circle.

Latino Community Foundation - California state foundation located in San Francisco, CA.  Home to the Latino Giving Circle Network, with 22 giving circles in California.  It is the largest network of Latino donors in the nation.

Philanthropy Together - New national initiative comprised of multiple collective giving networks devoted to scaling and strengthening the collective giving movement. 
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