Siembra Latinos Fund

Siembra Latinos Fund

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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?

The Siembra Latinos Fund, celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2022, was created by a group of local Latino leaders to inspire giving by and for Latinos and build on a culture of philanthropy. “Siembra” means “to sow” and the fund seeks to grow opportunity for the Latino Community in Monterey County.

Mission

To inspire philanthropy and giving by Latinos for Latinos in Monterey County

Vision

Healthy, safe and engaged Latino communities

Monterey County Gives! 2022

From November 10 – December 31, 2022, each gift received through www.mcgives.com to the Siembra Latinos Fund will receive a partial match!

Why Siembra?

Reflections from Siembra Latinos Fund Advisory Board members:

  • Lorraine Yglesias

    Why Siembra? Because I want our Gente to understand their economic power and  influence. – Lorraine Yglesias, SLF Advisory Board

  • Para mi es importante apoyar a Siembra Latinos Fund porque es una oportunidad para los latinos con sueños de superación. (For me it’s important to support Siembra Latinos Fund because it’s an opportunity for Latinos with dreams of self-improvement.) – Martha Zárate, SLF Advisory Board
  • You cannot hope to build a better world without helping those around you. I joined Siembra to do exactly that. To uplift voices and to ensure that through a collaborative effort, we can do our part in making our communities stronger than ever. – Alexis Garcia-Arrazola, SLF Advisory Board
  • Lluvia Del Rio
    Why Siembra? Because we need to guide people to the realization that giving will improve our community. – Lluvia Del Rio, SLF Advisory Board
  • Ida Lopez Chan HeadshotThe Siembra Latinos Fund allows me to pay it forward to honor the legacy of my family who came here seeking the American Dream.  It is the foundation for our community to prosper, grow, and thrive. – Ida Lopez Chan, SLF Advisory Board

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 Latinos. The advisory board members are: Ida Lopez Chan (Chair), Jose Arreola, Lluvia Del Rio, Louie (Luis) Diaz-Infante Jr.,Alexis García-Arrazola, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez, Lorraine Yglesias and Martha Zárate.

Impact – $80,000 Granted

  • Improved educational opportunities for youth in Salinas, supported boxing classes and training for youth in King City, expanded arts and cultural experiences in Seaside and Salinas
  • Invested in health and wellness in South County, backed leadership development for youth in Greenfield
  • Funded Census outreach and education for Latinos throughout Monterey County in 2019
  • Granted $15,000 to provide immediate financial relief for families in response to COVID-19 in 2020
  • Granted $23,000 to six organizations in 2021 and $20,000 to five organizations in 2022

$20,000 Granted in 2022 for education, mental health and economic development

Grantee Digital NEST

Grantee Digital NEST

In July 2022, the Siembra Latinos Fund granted $20,000 to five organizations serving Monterey County Latinos:

  • Digital NEST for Workforce Development Program
  • King City Boxing Club for positive alternatives for youth in King City
  • Salinas Community Science Workshop for STEM Girls program for El Sausal students
  • Santa Cruz Community Ventures for Familias con Mas
  • YWCA Monterey County Youth Education and Advocacy

Read About 2022 Grants 

Jacob Martinez HeadshotAs our youth master new knowledge and gain skills, they build the confidence to thrive in the workforce and lead their communities to a prosperous future. Jacob Martinez, Digital NEST Founder/CEO

Past Grants

Past Grants

2021:$21,000 Awarded

  • Grantees: First Night Monterey for its Greenfield Cultural Arts Program, Salinas Community Science Workshop for Saturday School Science Workshop, Digital NEST to support youth members conducting research to address community needs, Santa Cruz Community Ventures for Economic Recovery of Rural Monterey County Latinos, King City Boxing Club to provide positive activities for youth in King City, YWCA Monterey County for Youth Education and Advocacy.

2020: $15,000 to CFMC COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • The $15,000 was awarded to Palenke Arts to support the immediate needs of Latino families, primarily those ineligible to receive federal assistance and unemployment.

2019: $5,000 to Census 2020 Fund

  • Awarded 4 grants to organizations working for a fair and accurate Census count: California Rural Legal Assistance; Centeral Coast Center for Independent Living; Loaves, Fishes & Computers; Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance

2018: $20,000 Awarded

  • Awarded grants to organizations including: Palenke Arts; YMCA; King City Boxing; Centro Binacional; Life is for Everyone; Loaves, Fishes & Computers

Be a Part of the Siembra Latinos Family

Click to view 5th Anniversary Celebration slideshow 

My parents instilled in us culture, family, values and philanthropy. – Judy Guzman Krueger, Siembra Latinos Fund Donor and CFMC board member

Give Now

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 button below.

Give Now

Why Give?

Watch this video from the Siembra Latinos Fund Launch to hear why donors support the fund.

The SLF is a field of interest 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.

Español

El Fondo Siembra Latinos (SLF) fue creado para mejorar la calidad de vida de los residentes latinos del condado de Monterey.

¿Qué es el Fondo Siembra Latinos?

El Fondo Siembra Latinos fue creado por un grupo de líderes latinos locales para inspirar donaciones por y para latinos y construir una cultura de filantropía. “Siembra” significa “sembrar” y el fondo busca generar oportunidades para la comunidad latina en el condado de Monterey.

Misión

Inspirar la filantropía y las donaciones de latinos para latinos en el condado de Monterey

Visión

Comunidades latinas saludables, seguras e involucradas

Impacto de sus becas

Grantee Digital NEST

  • Mejores oportunidades educativas para jóvenes en Salinas
  • Apoyar clases de boxeo y capacitación para jóvenes en King City
  • Ampliar las experiencias artísticas y culturales en Seaside y Salinas
  • Invertir en salud y bienestar en el sur del condado
  • Respaldar el desarrollo de liderazgo para jóvenes en Greenfield
  • Financió el alcance y la educación del censo para latinos en todo el condado de Monterey en 2019.
  • Otorgó $15,000 para brindar ayuda financiera inmediata a 50 familias al comienzo de la pandemia en 2020.
  • Otorgó $23,000 a seis organizaciones en 2021

Más información

Beneficiarios de Becas en 2021

Los beneficiarios de 2021 incluyen: First Night Monterey para su Programa de Artes Culturales en Greenfield; Salinas Community Science Workshop para el Taller de Ciencias de escuela de los Sábados; Digital NEST para apoyar a los miembros jóvenes que realizan investigaciones para abordar las necesidades de la comunidad; Santa Cruz Community Ventures para Recuperación Económica de Latinos en áreas rurales del condado de Monterey; King City Boxing Club para brindar actividades positivas para jóvenes en King City; YWCA Monterey County para Educación Juvenil y Abogacía.

Subvenciones pasadas

Becas Anteriores

2020: $15,000 para el Fondo de Ayuda CFMC COVID-19

  • Los $15,000 se otorgaron a Palenke Arts para apoyar las necesidades inmediatas de las familias latinas, principalmente aquellas que no son elegibles para recibir asistencia federal y desempleo.

2019: $5,000 para el Fondo del Censo 2020

  • Otorgó 4 becas a organizaciones que trabajan para un conteo del Censo justo y preciso: California Rural Legal Assistance; Centeral Coast Center for Independent Living; Loaves, Fishes & Computers; Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance.

2018: $20,000 Otorgados

  • Becas otorgadas incluyen a: Palenke Arts; YMCA; King City Boxing Club, Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueña; Life is for Everyone; Loaves, Fishes & Computers.

Sea Parte de la Familia Siembra Latinos

Mis padres nos inculcaron la cultura, la familia, los valores y la filantropía. – Judy Guzman Krueger, Donante del Fondo

Siembra Latinos Junta Asesora del Fondo

Un consejo asesor local supervisa, establece prioridades para la concesión de becas y recauda fondos para otorgar a organizaciones sin fines de lucro que sirven a jóvenes, adultos mayores y familias latinas del condado de Monterey. Las personas del consejo asesor son: Ida Lopez (presidenta), Lluvia Del Rio, Elsa Jimenez, Alexis Arrazola, Lorraine Yglesias y Martha Zarate.

  • Lorraine Yglesias

    Why Siembra? Because I want our Gente to understand their economic power and  influence. – Lorraine Yglesias, SLF Advisory Board

  • Para mi es importante apoyar a Siembra Latinos Fund porque es una oportunidad para los latinos con sueños de superación. (For me it’s important to support Siembra Latinos Fund because it’s an opportunity for Latinos with dreams of self-improvement.) – Martha Zárate, SLF Advisory Board
  • You cannot hope to build a better world without helping those around you. I joined Siembra to do exactly that. To uplift voices and to ensure that through a collaborative effort, we can do our part in making our communities stronger than ever. – Alexis Garcia-Arrazola, SLF Advisory Board
  • Lluvia Del Rio
    Why Siembra? Because we need to guide people to the realization that giving will improve our community. – Lluvia Del Rio, SLF Advisory Board
  • Ida Lopez Chan HeadshotThe Siembra Latinos Fund allows me to pay it forward to honor the legacy of my family who came here seeking the American Dream.  It is the foundation for our community to prosper, grow, and thrive. – Ida Lopez Chan, SLF Advisory Board

Done ahora

El objetivo del fondo es otorgar donaciones ahora mientras se crea una dotación para el futuro.

  • La mitad de su donación se destinará a la dotación para convertirse en un recurso permanente para latinos en el condado de Monterey y la otra mitad estará disponible para otorgar becas locales.
  • Todas las becas serán revisadas por el consejo asesor de SLF.
  • Los obsequios en nombre de sus seres queridos, los obsequios planificados y los legados establecidos a través de sus propiedades son formas adicionales de apoyar al SLF.
  • Puede apoyar el fondo haciendo clic en el botón Donar ahora a continuación.

Dar ahora

¿Por qué dar?

Mire este video del lanzamiento del Fondo Siembra Latinos para saber por qué los donantes apoyan el fondo.

SLF es un fondo de interés de la Fundación Comunitaria para el Condado de Monterey (CFMC). CFMC brinda administración financiera, apoyo administrativo y los servicios de una fundación comunitaria totalmente acreditada que cumple con rigurosos estándares nacionales.

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