North Carolina Collaborative for

Strong Latinx Communities

Building a healthy, inclusive and strong infrastructure to promote equitable outcomes for all North Carolinians

The NCCSLC has announced a funding opportunity for this fall.  Deadline for applications is October 29th.  

Funders Lunch
and Learn

Please join us for a funders lunch and learn conversation regarding key learnings (thus far) on our path towards bringing participatory grantmaking to life for NC’s Latinx community. Friday, October 30th, 12-1:30 pm. Click below for more information and to register for this event.

9.6%

Latinx population
in NC

59%

US-born citizens

24.8

Median age of NC Latinx population

1.7M

Projected population for 2035

Connection

This current social and political climate has served to reinvigorate groups committed to social justice and equity to investigate stronger ways to offer support for immigrant rights and Latinx organizations. 

Community

Real transformation requires a combination of strategies that focus on the short-term urgent needs for safety and stability, but also look to foster strategies towards building a more just and inclusive future where all members of our community can thrive.

Collaboration

These types of problems require working in strong collaboration within and across sectors to maximize the breadth and impact. This is the work we are bringing to life together via the NCCSLC.

The Collaborative

In 2018, a group of North Carolina funders engaged in a planning process which established local control of the Funders’ Collaborative which had previously operated under the umbrella of Hispanics in Philanthropy. This North Carolina-directed Funding Collaborative will involve both funders and members of North Carolina Latinx communities.

Our goal is to establish a $2.5 million fund for the NCCSLC, with over 85% of this money going directly to the community. We have already raised over half of our goal and are looking for additional commitments from other state, regional and national funders that align with our vision.

Building upon the good work that has happened in our state over the last decade to build the capacity of Latinx-led organizations, this next evolution engages participatory grantmaking as a vehicle for building individual and collective power.

Given that no one understands better the current pressures and opportunities for action than the people on the front lines, participatory grantmaking shifts decision-making power by creating infrastructure that explicitly centers the perspectives and wisdom of the Latinx community.

Contributing Partners

The following foundations support the work of the NCCSLC. In the near future, our work will be led by a 12-member Unifying Council that has representatives from the various regions of our state.

We are working together to pool resources and to provide the support that will enable us all to be whole human beings.

Articles & Resources

The work of the NCCSLC has been inspired and shaped by many brilliant minds.  Below are just a few resources that we have found to be instrumental in our efforts.

Participatory Grant Making Resources​

This suite of GrantCraft resources addresses this gap by exploring the what, how, and why of participatory grantmaking—an approach to philanthropy that cedes decision-making authority to the very communities affected by funding decisions.

Trust Based Philanthropy Project

The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project reimagines traditional funder-grantee relationships. We work with foundations to create a philanthropic ecosystem that is trust-based.

Deciding Together: Shifting Power & Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking

Created with input from a number of participatory grantmakers, the guide shares challenges, lessons learned, and best practices for engaging in inclusive grantmaking.

Moving Beyond Feedback: The Promise of Participatory Grantmaking

This article, first published on July 9, 2019, comes from the summer 2019 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly as part of a cluster of articles on the subject of accountability to stakeholders.

Connect With Us

If you have questions about the Collaborative or want to learn more about how to get involved, please reach out!

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