Who We Are
In 2018, a group of North Carolina funders engaged in a planning process which established local control of the Funders’ Collaborative which had previously operated under the umbrella of Hispanics in Philanthropy. This North Carolina-directed Funding Collaborative involves both funders and members of North Carolina Latinx communities. Building upon the good work that has happened in our state over the last decade to build the capacity of Latinx-led organizations, this next evolution engages participatory grantmaking as a vehicle for building individual and collective power. Given that no one understands better the current pressures and opportunities for action than the people on the front lines, participatory grantmaking shifts decision-making power by creating infrastructure that explicitly centers the perspectives and wisdom of the Latinx community.
Collaborative Funders include:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Comité Popular Somos Raleigh
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry
NC FIELD Inc.
Compañeros Immigrantes de las Montañas en Acción (CIMA)
Comité de Acción Popular
El Centro Hispano
Western NC Workers Center
Comité Popular de Asheville por la Justicia Social
Student Action with Farmworkers
2020 Partners & Programs
The NC Collaborative for Strong LatinX Communities is currently reviewing applications for their 2020 grant applications. We will update with new partners soon.