Colorado is home to approximately 500,000 Latinas between the ages of 15-35 that will have the opportunity to change the leadership landscape to reflect a more equitable democracy. Understanding this potential, Latinas LEAD was created to catalyze the power of community and philanthropy to strengthen the leadership development process of Latinas so that they can drive social change.
Latinas LEAD catalyzes the philanthropic nature of Latinas who value identity, culture and giving back to their communities. This initiative funds leadership projects and programs, cultivates networking opportunities, broadens opportunities for women through the Las Mujeres Valientes fellowship, and serves as host to the annual Latinas LEAD Power Summit.
In addition, Latinas LEAD awards community grants through generous support from Latina leaders and allies. We believe that the leadership mindset begins early and requires all of us putting in our best efforts to connect girls and women to resources, opportunities and leadership pathways so that we can use our skills, talents, and voice to positively impact the community.
2019 GRANTEES INCLUDE:
Fuerza Latina, Healing Justice: Immigrant Women's Workers Owned Cooperative
OneMorgan County, Cocina Filantropica
Montbello Organizing Committee, Colectiva Creando Cambios en Colorado
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA), Una Mano, Una Esperanza
previous Latinas LEAD Grantees include:
Hispanic Affairs Project
El Centro Amistad
Imaginarium DPS Innovation LAB
VORP of Denver
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)