15 Years Of Community-focused Giving

Investing in Latino Arts + Culture, Education, and Leadership Development in Santa Clara County
OUR STORY

Mission and Values

The Castellano Family Foundation affirms our mission to enable Latino youth and youth of color achieve their education goals; promote Latino arts and culture; invest in the leadership of Latinos and our nonprofit partners; and use our leadership and leverage to promote social equity, inclusion, and diversity for Latinos and other people of color.

Integrity

Being honest and doing what we say.

Empathy

Approaching our work with an open heart and open mind.

Social Change

Creating opportunities and access for those most in need.

Diversity

Advancing equitable representation and inclusive leadership.

Family

Supporting the important role families play in caring communities.

Community

Valuing, celebrating and supporting a more just and caring local community.

Our Focus Areas

Arts + Culture

Capacity building to help Latino arts organizations sustain, expand or improve arts programming.

Education

Programs that encourage learning, address the education deficits of Latino youth, and provide social service supports for their families.

Leadership Development

Support for leadership development programs, especially those that target Latinas and youth.

$5 Million In 15 Years

Investment In The Community

Education

180 Grants

The foundation made 180 grants totaling $1 million to expand educational opportunities for Latino youth.

Leadership Development

185 Grants

The foundation made 185 grants totaling $1.6 million to support Latino leadership development.

Arts + Culture

130 Productions

The foundation made 130 grants totaling $2 million to promote Latino arts + culture.

Education

180 Grants

The foundation made 180 grants totaling $1 million to expand educational opportunities for Latino youth.

Leadership Development

185 Grants

The foundation made 185 grants totaling $1.6 million to support Latino leadership development.

Arts + Culture

130 Grants

The foundation made 130 grants totaling $2 million to promote Latino arts + culture.

Non-Focus Area Grants

48 Grants

The foundation made 48 grants totaling $400,000 to programs that advance Latino health, philanthropy, and diversity.

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Grant Application

Interested applicants should register online to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as the first step in the application process. If your organization meets our eligibility criteria and your project aligns with our strategies, you will receive an email invitation to complete the online application.

Next Application Deadline

New! Beginning July 1, 2017 the foundation will only consider grant requests during two grant cycles a year in the fall (August - October) and spring (February - April). The specific due dates for each cycle will be posted at least 30 days in advance of a deadline.