The Progreso Latino Fund
The Progreso Latino Fund (PLF) was founded 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. An independent Advisory Committee picked exclusively from within the Latino community guides the actions of the PLF. The Fund is permanently endowed which means it will last forever and never stop doing good.
Money raised for the Fund has been used to sponsor educational forums and community events (see below) - a primary strategy and platform for bringing people together, engaging Latinos and non-Latinos about issues, and providing a vehicle for conversations about how the issues impact Latinos. Support has also enabled the Fund to provide scholarship money to high school students and sponsor summer reading programs for younger children.
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.
Engaging more Latinos in local philanthropy and encouraging giving to PLF will accelerate Latino influence in the region’s civic life.
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Educational Forums & Events of the Progreso Latino Fund