To empower a diverse Latine community in the Greater New Haven region through education, leadership, culture and philanthropy.
PLF carries out its mission and creates positive change through:
- Forums on matters of importance to Latines featuring prominent national and local speakers.
- Celebrations of Connecticut Latines who lead from where they are.
- Charitable grants to programs and services that advance Latines.
- A focus on the youth and young leaders.
Celebrating 20 Years!
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Progreso Latino Fund. For two decades, The Fund has inspired Latine* philanthropy in our community, fostering gifts of talent, time, and financial resources. The Fund has brought people together to promote and support the Latine culture, celebrate Connecticut Latine leaders, advance education through scholarships and training, and provide charitable grants to programs and services for and with the Latine community.
In recognition of this anniversary, the Progreso Latino Fund will award $100,000 in grants over the next two years to continue positively impacting the most urgent issues facing Latines today.
Please Join Us!
20th Anniversary Celebration
It's time to celebrate two decades of inspiring philanthropy in our community, fostering gifts of talent, time, and financial resources.
Dancing, with music by Orquesta Afinke.
Food and open bar with beer and wine.
Friday, November 10, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Amarante’s Sea Cliff
62 Cove Street, New Haven, CT
Two ways to express your generosity.
Double your impact
20th Anniversary Match Campaign
Your gift is matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,000 to grow the Progreso Latino Fund, increase its impact, and ensure that it will continue to support our community in the future.
Open a Fund and Receive a $2,000 Contribution
20th Anniversary Fund Challenge
The Progreso Latino Fund is working to increase the number of Latine funds at The Community Foundation and invites you to create a personally named fund for directing your philanthropic dollars to support causes that you care about. During this anniversary year, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will contribute $2,000 to your new fund! Individuals, families and businesses can take up to four years to build their funds with a commitment to annual contributions.
Watch the video to learn why Fernando Muñiz and Maribel Martínez created their family fund.
Cultural Mental Health Services Through the Lifespan: Children and Youth
Please join us as we work to break down the barriers to mental health supports for our Latine community through a three-part webinar series. Our second webinar topic is Children and Youth mental health care, focusing on affordability, access, cultural appropriateness and education on benefits of seeking treatment.
Celebrating 20 years of Latine Philanthropy
Progreso Latino Fund 20th-Anniversary Kickoff
Thanks to all who joined us at Bregamos Community Theater on February 2, 2023 for PLF's 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration! Click the button below for a recap of the event and a photo gallery.
Leading From Where You Are
Celebrating Latine Leaders
Latine Leaders serving Greater New Haven and Connecticut share their inspiring stories in this series of up-close and personal profiles.
Bringing the Community Together
Past Community Events
Did you miss a past event? View the archive of past event summaries and photos.
Educational and economic wellbeing
- As of 2021, The PLF endowment is $457,000.
- Since 2003, $174,264 in grants to the community.
2022 grants supported:
- Community conversation at New Haven Pride Center.
- Hispanic Heritage Month events organized by Arte Inc.
- Curriculum development for the new Latinas In Leadership Institute, Latinas & Power Inc.
- Puerto Ricans United (PRU) gala and festival.
- Two scholarships to New Haven seniors.
- 10 matching grants to Latine-led organizations during The Great Give.
Progreso Latino Fund eNewsletter
- Progreso en Acción | September 2023
- Progreso en Acción | July 2023
- Progreso en Acción | May 2023
- Progreso en Acción | March 2023
- Progreso Latino Fund eNews | January 2023
Stay connected with PLF.
Stepping Up in a Time of Need
In 2017, following Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the massive earthquake in Mexico, PLF joined a Latine-led global fundraising campaign to support disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico and assist evacuees who came to Greater New Haven.
Use your talents to expand opportunity for Latines in Greater New Haven. Join the PLF Advisory Committee today!
The Progreso Latino Fund was established in 2003 a small group of community-minded Puerto Ricans as their way to give back to the New Haven community which they called home. Their vision was to create a fund that would “promote the educational and socio-economic well-being of Latinos in the City of New Haven and the region . . . with particular attention to the needs of our children.”
Since then, more than 660 contributors have have built a permanent endowment of more than $440,000 that is used to fund grant making, policy forums, leadership-building activities and community events
The Progreso Latino Fund is permanently endowed, which means it will last forever and never stop doing good. An independent advisory committee picked exclusively from within the Latine community guides the actions of the PLF.
Get in touch for more information.
Director of Gift Planning