Latino Giving Circle

Building Stronger Latino Communities

The Latino Giving Circle (LGC) is a philanthropic and educational vehicle designed by Latinos to improve the quality of life for Latino communities throughout metropolitan Chicago. As a donor advised fund of The Chicago Community Trust, LGC encourages interested individuals to pool their charitable dollars, thereby increasing the resources available to Latino communities in metropolitan Chicago. LGC supports established or emerging nonprofit organizations that effectively address issues and needs facing Latino communities. Some sectors of the community that may receive funding include education, immigration, legal and health care services. Contributions support projects that help Latinos access the tools and resources necessary to build stronger families and communities.


By pooling member resources, the Latino Giving Circle helps donors leverage their contributions to make a greater impact in the Latino community. Although not a requirement, all LGC members have an opportunity to play an active role—through site visits, committee participation, grant proposal reviews, special events, and educational forums. You may become a member with a contribution as small as $250 per year. If you would like to make a contribution without becoming a member, we welcome contributions in any amount.

Make your donation online using a credit card, or complete the LGC enrollment form and pledge card.

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Grants from the Latino Giving Circle (LGC) provide funding to nonprofit organizations serving the Latino communities of metropolitan Chicago.


  • Must be a qualified 501(c)(3), as defined by the Internal Revenue Service Code, or
  • Must have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will serve as the fiscal agent for the grant
  • Must serve residents in the Chicago metropolitan area
  • Must have an organizational budget of $1,500,000 or less for the current fiscal year
  • Must be Latino-led and Latino-serving

2016 Grants

The Latino Giving Circle invites Latino-led and Latino-serving nonprofits in the Chicagoland area to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 for capacity building projects in one of three areas: 1) strategic planning, 2) financial management, and 3) outreach/marketing.

For complete details and to apply, please complete the 2016 grant proposal template and submit it, with all supporting documents, to by 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2016.

Contact Us

Nicole Layton, Assistant Director of Donor Services