Latino Foundation of San Antonio

The mission of the Latino Foundation of San Antonio (LFSA or Latino Foundation) is to enhance Latino economic, cultural, civic and philanthropic leadership that reflects the population of the Latino community in San Antonio.

The Latino Foundation delivers four programs to realize its mission:

Economic

The representation of Latinos at the board and C-suite level of private corporations remains marginal at the local and national level. The Latino Foundation is partnering with the University of Texas-San Antonio’s Center for Professional Excellence to provide comprehensive guidance, education, professional development and mentoring to aspiring Latino leaders in the San Antonio community as they pursue both career excellence on their path to senior management positions within their organization and corporate board positions supporting external organizations and their community. 

In 2018-19, this program is in its pilot phase. To learn more about this program read the Latino Governance Track.

Arts and Culture

The Latino Foundation is committed to celebrating culture through the arts, music, and literature of the Latino community. The LFSA board of advisors has established a grant making process that will distribute $5,000 grants to cultural arts organizations. The board has determined that Latino-serving (more than 51%) will be a critical factor in the grant review process as well as diversity at the board and senior leadership level. 

In 2018-19, the application process is by invitation only. 

Civic

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The Latino Foundation is interested in the training of the next generation of Latinos for civic leadership. The Latino Foundation will be supporting internship programs for Latinos at the state and federal level. LFSA also supports nonpartisan voter registration efforts that engage the Latino community. 

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please send an e-mail to ramon.contreras@cadvisorsllc.com.

Philanthropic 

LFSA was established to strengthen Latino involvement in philanthropy. The Latino Foundation is forming a giving circle to support the Latino-related initiatives described above. LFSA will also be raising funds through a matching gift from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation. The goals are to provide a revenue stream for sustainability that can increase over time and to increase the visibility of the Latino Foundation in the community.

To learn more about the Latino Giving Circle, please send an e-mail to macevedo@saafdn.org


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Our steering committee:

Martin Acevedo, San Antonio Area Foundation

Victor Azios, Consultant

Ramon Contreras, Catalyst Advisors

John Cruz, Broadway Bank

Eusebio Diaz, Baptist Health Foundation

Cynthia Muñoz, Muñoz Public Relations

Lee Rodriguez, ArchPoint Group

Ray Romero (Retired)

Yorka Velasco-Caballero, Keurig Dr. Pepper


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San Antonio, TX 78215

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