Progreso Latino Fund Leads, Informs and Celebrates

20th Anniversary Programs and Investments Strengthen Our Community

Metropolitan Business Academy grad Gwyneth Perez-Perez, one of the 2023 PLF Founding Funders Scholarship recipients. Photo Courtesy of Squash Haven

Over the course of its 20th anniversary year in 2023, the Progreso Latino Fund elevated Latine philanthropy to new heights and advanced its mission of empowering the Greater New Haven Latine community through education and grantmaking.

Twenty new Latine named funds were created as part of the 20th anniversary, each a permanent charitable resource dedicated to supporting the Latine community. In addition, the anniversary match challenge raised more than $40,000 for the Fund.

For 2023, the annual Fund forum was a three-part webinar series that focused on Latine mental health through the lifespan from youth, to adults to older adults.

The Fund also made $57,500 in grants and scholarship awards, including grants to Gateway Community College, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center and Spanish Community of Wallingford, to support mental health services for the Latine community.

Read more about the many highlights of the Fund's special 20th anniversary year.