Supporting Latinos From their Earliest Years

Leaders of the region's Latino community united with the Trust in Nuestro Futuro – “Our Future.” This initiative enables the Latino community to pool resources for greater impact in addressing problems of common concern. Nuestro Futuro's goals are to involve more Latinos in philanthropy, and to support the organizations and programs improving the quality of life of Latinos in metropolitan Chicago.

Nuestros Niños

Research shows that providing quality educational programs to children under the age of five helps prepare them to excel in the classroom—ultimately leading to higher rates of high school graduation, college and higher wages. Nuestros Niños is an initiative that supports community-based early care and educational programs that help provide the foundation for the academic excellence of Latino children. Learn more about our Nuestros Niños grant recipients

Founded in


Steering Committee
  • María C. Bechily, Co-Chair
  • Adela Cepeda, Co-Chair
  • Martin Cabrera Jr.
  • Martin R. Castro
  • Michael W. Gonzalez
  • Phillip L. Jiménez
  • Eric B. Lugo
  • Luisa Echevarria McNamara
  • Virginia F. Oviedo
  • Doris Salomón
  • Arthur Velasquez
Latino Giving Circle Advisory Committee
  • Dorothy Abreu
  • Oswaldo Alvarez
  • Evette Cardona
  • Denise Castillo Dell Isola
  • Karen May
  • Beatriz Ponce de Leon


Nuestro Futuro provides donors a variety of giving options to ensure that programs advancing the Latino community thrive into the future. Join us

Grant Process

Nuestro Futuro is now accepting letters of inquiry. Grant making for 2014 focuses on both capacity-building for small Latino-serving nonprofits and early care and educational programs for Latino children. Learn who is eligible and how to apply

In the Spotlight

Student Success Strategies

Latino Education Alliance (LEA), a nonprofit supported by Nuestro Futuro, helped Latino students and families on the academic path to excellence. With support from Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Chicago Site Committee of the Funders' Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities, of which the Trust was a member, LEA codified its programs into Student Success Strategies. Read the Program Model & Implementation Guide

Recent Grants

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