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.

Nuestro Futuro: 10 Years of Philanthropy
Hosted by Marty Castro and Eric B. Lugo
For the past 10 years, Nuestro Futuro has funded organizations working to improve the quality of life for Latinos living in metropolitan Chicago. More than $1.8 million has been awarded to nonprofits with programs that focus on basic human needs, community development, health, the arts and early childhood education.
Join us as we celebrate and honor those who help strengthen the Latino community:
Monday, October 20, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
John Barleycorn
149 W. Kinzie St. in Chicago
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Proceeds from the event will help provide funding to valuable Latino-serving nonprofits now and in the future. Ticket price includes food and drink.
If you cannot attend the event, you can still donate to support Nuestro Futuro.


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 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
  • 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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