Siembra Latinos Fund
The Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) was created to improve the quality of life for Latino residents of Monterey County
What is the Siembra Latinos Fund?
Created by a group of Latino leaders, the Siembra Latinos Fund empowers the Latino community to come together and make a difference through their giving. “Siembra” means “to sow” and the fund seeks to grow opportunity for local residents through charitable giving to worthwhile nonprofit programs. The Siembra Latinos Fund is one of ten members of the National Latino Funds Alliance.
To inspire philanthropy and to cultivate strong and vibrant Latino communities in Monterey County
Healthy, safe and engaged Latino communities
We are proud to be on the forefront of Latino philanthropy in the state and country, and to help sow the seeds for a vibrant Latino communtiy. – Blanca Zarazua, 2017 SLF Board Chair
Siembra Latinos Fund Advisory Board
A local advisory board provides oversight, sets grantmaking priorities, and raises funds to grant to nonprofit organizations serving Monterey County Latino youth, seniors and families.
The founding advisory board members are: Blanca E. Zarazua, Esq. (Chair), Chris Barrera, Ida López-Chan, Erica Padilla-Chávez, Anna Marie Ponce, Frank Ramírez, Daniel Rodríguez and Raúl Rodríguez.
The funding areas for the Siembra Latinos Fund include:
- Community Development
- Arts & Culture
- Human Services
Grow the Fund
The goal of the fund is to make grants now while building an endowment for the future.
- Half of your gift will go to the endowment to become a permanent resource for Latinos in Monterey County and half will be available to make local grants.
- All potential grants will be reviewed by the SLF advisory board .
- Gifts in the name of loved ones, planned gifts and legacies established through your estate are additional ways to support the SLF.
- You can support the fund by clicking the Give Now button below.
Backed by the Community Foundation
The SLF is an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). The CFMC provides financial stewardship, administrative support and the services of a fully accredited community foundation that is held to rigorous National Standards.
Aurelio Salazar, Jr.
Program Officer and
Latino Philanthropic Services