LatinaLista — Research continuously shows disparities exist in our society. Whether based on gender, sexual orientation or race, disparities touch our lives in unequal ways. That’s especially true for the Latino community.
From disparities in access to quality education, representation on corporate boards, home ownership, etc, the Latino population often times draws the short straw in equal treatment. No sector is that truer than with Latinx nonprofits receiving their fair share of foundational funding.
Too often, organizations feel if they give money to one Latinx nonprofit it suffices for the entire Latinx community. It’s an assumption as erroneous as saying all Latinos are the same because their ‘mother tongue’ is Spanish.
Each community of Latinx nonprofits is distinct, and more importantly, services an unique need of a particular Latinx community. Yet, how can foundations see that their funding isn’t going nearly as far for the Latinx community, as their funding for other, larger, more established non-profits?
There’s a new online tool that shows foundations just how much of an investment is being made in Latinx nonprofits.
LATINXFunders is a bilingual online dashboard that, among other things, illustrates overall funding trends and yearly funding to US-based Latinx nonprofits between 2013-2017; and identifies patterns and changes in funders’ interests and priorities.
Created by Candid and Hispanics in Philanthropy, LATINXFunders strives to serve as a live snapshot of the health of foundation giving to Latinx nonprofits.
“We need this dashboard because the numbers and trends in giving to us have remained static in the Latinx communities,” said Ana Marie Argilagos, president and CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy. “We now have a tool to be able to hold our philanthropic partners and institutions accountable and we don’t need to wait five years for an update. We’re grateful for our partners, Candid for creating this tool and look forward to adding more features including Mexico and Latin America.”