Nuestro Futuro

Elevating Latinx philanthropy to support Chicago-area organizations and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for the Latinx community.

  • $6.4 Million

    Dollars Raised

  • $3.1 Million

    Dollars Granted

  • 225+

    Grants Given

  • 70+

    Organizations Impacted

About the Fund

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, it has awarded $3.1 million in grant making dollars to more than 70 nonprofits throughout the Chicago region.

Steering Committee Members

Angel Gutierrez, Co-ChairDiana Torres Hawken
Doris Salomón, Co-ChairAlberto Morales
Maria C. Bechily, EmeritusSally Nieto
Nadia CoronadoLauren Pabst
Martin R. CastroKarin Prangley
Adela CepedaAlma Velásquez
Leticia GonzalezLiz Vlahos
Nuestro Futuro is made up of a volunteer steering committee led by two co-chairs. The committee is in charge of leading our yearly grant making and fundraising efforts. Annual member dues are allocated to our endowment for future grant making. 

Our Impact

Through our grant making program, we address the evolving needs of the Latinx community and support Latinx-led community organizations that often do not get funding from mainstream philanthropies.

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The Future for Our Community

Our grant making priorities are focused on early childhood education and immigration, key issue areas within the Latinx community. Nuestro Futuro also cultivates leadership opportunities for up-and-coming donors and civic leaders. 

In the spring of 2022, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the region, we pivoted our resources to provide more than $400,000 in responsive grant making dollars to address the disproportionate health and economic effects of the pandemic on the Latinx community and the organizations that serve them.

Donate + Stay Connected

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.

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