The idea with the 1-year accelerator, called the Latino Nonprofit Accelerator, is to help organizations address needs and inequities in the Latinx community. As part of the accelerator, the LCF will work with ten organizations that are focused on efforts like increasing college graduation rates, economic stability and civic engagement in Latinx communities.
“Our community has the intellectual and creative capital to drive social change,” LCF VP of Programs Masha Chernyak said in a statement. “The issues facing Latino nonprofits require a new set of bold solutions from funders. With the accelerator, we are redefining what it means to offer capacity building and unleashing the power of our communities.”