New Dashboard Documents the Landscape of Foundation Funding in the Latinx Community
New York, NY — June 6, 2019. Candid and Hispanics in Philanthropy announced the release of a new dashboard, LATINXFunders. This website reveals an understanding of philanthropy’s role in the Latinx populations across the US and its territories over a five-year period, 2013-2017.
This is an ongoing project to help funders and grantseekers understand how philanthropic resources are being awarded for Latinx communities now and what gaps may exist that can inform evolving strategies. With this tool, the sector can more accurately target resources and support both long and short-term strategies to build prosperity for all Latinx. For example, according to most recent data, 1.3% of all philanthropic dollars granted between 1999 and 2009 in the U.S. were awarded to Latinx communities, while those same communities now represent 18% of the U.S. population. This and other crucial data is provided to users to reflect whether enough is being done or if there is a gap that needs to be filled.
"We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our LatinxFunders dashboard. We've been working in partnership with our partners Candid to create this powerful tool that is easy, accessible and user-friendly. With this dashboard, we can identify and compare years and changes in philanthropic funding in the Latinx community. We can compare geographies, strategies and issue areas to identify gaps and opportunities" said Ana Marie Argilagos, president and CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy. "We need this dashboard because the numbers and trends in giving to us have remained static in the Latinx communities. We now have a tool to be able to hold our philanthropic partners and institutions accountable and we don't need to wait five years for an update. We're grateful for our partners, Candid for creating this tool and look forward to adding more features including Mexico and Latin America.”
Key resources this tool provides:
- Overall funding trends and yearly funding to Latinx in the U.S. between 2013-2017.
- Funders’ interests and priorities are dissected and looked at from different angles to identify patterns and changes.
- Latinx funders can share their data to complete the funding picture to better educate decision making.
- The tool covers nine regions based on subdivisions of the four Census geographic regions and U.S. Territories:
- East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
- East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee
- Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
- Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
- New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
- Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
- South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
- West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
- West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
- U.S. Territories: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands.
- Search through resources published in English and Spanish by Candid and Hispanics in Philanthropy.
“We are delighted to be releasing a dynamic dashboard that measures philanthropic funding for Latinx communities in the U.S. working alongside our partner Hispanics in Philanthropy. This dashboard is first of its kind and facilitates a better understanding of the funding landscape for Latinx communities. We hope the dashboard will benefit funders, recipients, researchers, and other stakeholders alike” said Brad Smith, president of Candid. “We are thankful to Hispanics in Philanthropy for taking a crucial step towards making the sector more accountable and tagging us along the journey.”
Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces in 2019 to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Find out more at candid.org.
About Hispanics in Philanthropy
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) works nationally and globally to strengthen Latino equity, leadership, and voice. Over our 35-year history, HIP has invested more than $50 million in Latino-led, Latino-serving nonprofits across the Americas. We partner with foundations, corporations, and individuals to bring increased resources to Latino-focused work in health, education, civic engagement, gender, and more. Recent accomplishments include launching HIPGive.org, the first bilingual, bicultural crowdfunding platform focused on Latino communities. Since its launch in 2014, $2 million has been raised and distributed for local projects in the U.S. and Latin America. Additionally, HIP provides leadership training and professional development to Latinos working in the social sector through its Next Generation Latino Líderes program, which launched in 2015. For more information, please visit hiponline.org.