Every day, Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) works tirelessly to stop deportation cases across Chicago. Comprised of “undocumented, unapologetic, and unafraid organizers,” OCAD…
Elevating Latinx philanthropy to support Chicago-area organizations and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for the Latinx community.
News & Updates
For 2023, Nuestro Futuro is offering a competitive invitation only grant opportunity to organizations that received funding from Nuestro Futuro in 2022. For more information on this, please contact Carrie Goodale, Affinity Funds Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The families Mano a Mano Family Resource Center serves in Lake County have big dreams for their children’s futures, and they understand that…
El Hogar del Niño (“the Home of the Child”) has been serving Latinx families on Chicago’s Southwest Side for 50 years. The organization…
Steering Committee Members
|Alberto Morales, Co-Chair||Leticia L. Gonzalez|
|Karin Prangley, Co-Chair||Diana Torres Hawken|
|Maria C. Bechily, Emeritus||Maria Miranda|
|Walter Abrego||Sally Nieto|
|Adela Cepeda||Lauren Pabst|
|Nadia Coronado||Mark Rodriguez|
|Ariana Correa||Doris Salomón|
|Angel Gutierrez||Laura P. Trejo|
|Laura Gutierrez||Liz Vlahos|
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.Download the One-Pager
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.
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Affinity funds are groups of donors united by a shared heritage, identity, or common interest. They offer an efficient way to support a specific group of people and the nonprofits that aid them by leveraging contributions through collective giving.