The Arizona Community Foundation's Latinos Unidos initiative is the natural evolution of the highly successful Hispanics in Partnership program and the Arizona Hispanic Funders' Collaborative launched in 2005.
With matching funds from the national Hispanics in Philanthropy organization, Arizona's HIP program granted $620,000 to 10 Latino-led nonprofits in 2006. The grants were paid over a three-year period to boost the capacity of these organizations in several areas.
The positive results achieved from this program reaffirmed that a locally focused Latino philanthropy initiative is a critical component to serving Latinos and Latino-led nonprofits. The Latinos Unidos initiative brings that energy together for even greater future successes.