Nuestro Futuro

Elevating Latinx Philanthropy, Investing in the Future of the Region’s Latinx Community

As the largest affinity fund in the nation dedicated to Latinx philanthropy, Nuestro Futuro (“Our Future”) has been making tangible impact for nearly 20 years. Since its founding in 2003, the it has awarded $2.7 million in grant making dollars to more than 70 nonprofits throughout the Chicago region. Nuestro Futuro’s mission is to elevate Latinx philanthropy and to support Chicago-area organizations and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for the Latinx community.

Steering Committee Members

Angel Gutierrez, Co-Chair
Doris Salomón, Co-Chair
Maria C. Bechily, Emeritus
Evette Cardona
Martin R. Castro
Adela Cepeda
Leticia Gonzalez
Sally Nieto
Lauren Pabst
Karin Prangley
Alma Velásquez
Liz Vlahos

Donate

To support Nuestro Futuro, you can make a gift to the Latino Heritage Endowment Fund. Donors pool their resources in this endowment for greater giving power. You can donate online, or contact us for other options.

You can also start an individual fund. Families, groups or individuals establish their own funds to ensure that programs advancing the Latinx community thrive into the future. Contact us to learn about starting your personalized charitable fund.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about Nuestro Futuro, including how to join our Steering Committee, please contact Adriana Viteri, philanthropic advisor, at aviteri@cct.org.

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  • COVID-19 Grant Recipients

    Announcing our COVID-19 grant recipients working in areas of early childhood education and immigration:

    Early Childhood Education

    • Highwood Public Library
    • Northwest Side Housing Center
    • Onward Neighborhood House
    • Partners for Our Communities
    • Tuesday’s Child
    • National Museum of Mexican Art

    Immigration

    • Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project
    • Telpochcalli Community Education Project
    • Northern Illinois Justice for our Neighbors
    • Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project
    • Latino Policy Forum
    • Logan Square Neighborhood Assoc.
    • PODER Learning Center
    • Legacy Leaders
    • Cicero Area Project
    • Association of Latinos/as Moving Action
  • 2020 Grant Recipients

    Congratulations to our 2020 grant recipients, working in the areas of early childhood education and immigration:

    Hispanic Federation Match

    • Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project
    • Highwood Public Library
    • Latino Policy Forum
    • Latino Union Chicago
    • Latin Women in Action/Mujeres Latinas en Accion
    • Logan Square Neighborhood Association
    • Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
    • National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
    • Northwest Side Housing Center
    • Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project

    Early Childhood Education

    • National Museum of Mexican Art
    • Fox Valley United Way
    • Gads Hill Center
    • Tuesday’s Child

    Immigration

    • Cicero Area Project
    • Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors
    • PODER Learning Center
    • Spanish Community Center
  • 2019 Grant Recipients

    Congratulations to our 2019 grant recipients, working in the areas of early childhood education and immigration:

    Early Childhood Education

    • Children’s Center of Cicero-Berwyn
    • Fox Valley United Way
    • Gads Hill Center
    • Highwood Public Library (King Harris Grant Recipient)
    • Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
    • National Museum of Mexican Art
    • Northwest Side Housing Center
    • Tuesday’s Child

    Immigration

    • Cicero Area Project
    • Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project
    • Latino Policy Forum
    • Latino Union
    • Latin Women in Action/Mujeres Latinas en Accion
    • Logan Square Neighborhood Association
    • Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors
    • P.A.S.O. West Suburban Action Project
    • PODER Learning Center
    • Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project
    • Spanish Community Center
    • Telpochcalli Community Immigrant Project