The Progreso Latino Fund harnesses the philanthropic potential of the Latino community and its friends to create a powerful force for positive change in Greater New Haven.
|At the 15th Anniversary Gala, PLF leadership announced the Progreso Latino Fund will offer an annual scholarship to a qualifying Latino student.
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The Progreso Latino Fund builds leadership within the Greater New Haven Latino Community and brings people togther to have a postitive impact on the most important issues facing Latinos today. The fund hosts educational and policy forums and regularly brings nationally recognized speakers and leaders to New Haven.
Join us for the next Progreso Latino Fund Forum
Trás la Tormenta: Puerto Rico One Year After Maria
featuring Dr. Nelson Colón Tarrats, President & CEO, Puerto Rico Community Foundation and Hon. Julia M. Nazario Fuentes, Mayor, Loíza, Puerto Rico.
Nov. 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Progreso Latino Fund (PLF) was founded in 2003 by two community leaders, Frances and John Padilla. They knew the facts. They saw how fast the Latino community was becoming an increasingly important driver of change in Greater New Haven. They saw the need for a new source of philanthropy focused on the special issues of this emerging "majority minority."
The Padillas chose The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven as their financial and development partner. The Fund is permanently endowed which means it will last forever and never stop doing good.
The Advisory Committee of the Progreso Latino Fund is looking for Latinos and others to join them to develop Latino leadership in Greater New Haven and to build an equitable community.
Latinos are the youngest and fastest growing population in Greater New Haven. Therefore, when Latinos thrive, the Greater New Haven region thrives. Learn more about the Emerging Influence & Growing Opportunity of Latinos in Greater New Haven.
The Progreso Latino Fund (PLF) is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Puerto Rico Gift of Life campaign to provide solar-electric renewable energy to one of the island’s community health facilities. To meet the goal of fully funding electricity for a health care center, PLF will match gifts to this effort up to a maximum of $15,000. Your gift ensures that healthcare on the island will not be decimated by future storms and residents of the island will not die for lack of medical care.
You can make your gift in honor or in memory if you choose. Please specify on the PLF donation form and let us know who should receive notice of your thoughtful generosity.
Will You Join Us?