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’s deep appreciation and love for the vitality and diversity of the Santa Clara County community inspires our work. Thus we support organizations that are in or serve Santa Clara County.

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.

Celebrating 15 Years

Looking Back: A Daughter’s Perspective

15th Anniversary Celebration at Mexican Heritage Plaza

The Castellano Family Foundation, which is my family’s foundation, just recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. This is such a huge milestone for my family and I can’t help but reminisce on not just the past years, but my parents very humble beginnings as champions for the Latino Community.

Now that the Castellano Family Foundation is celebrating its 15th year, we debuted something truly special at the Mexican Heritage Plaza on June 23, 2017 during the celebration.

$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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APPLICATION DEADLINE

The Spring 2018 Grant Cycle is now open! LOIs are due by midnight on Monday, February 12.
If your LOI is approved, the full application will be due by midnight on Monday, March 5. Funding decisions will be made in April and awards will be disbursed by June.

CURRENT GRANTEES

If your grant period ends between December 31, 2017 and June 30, 2018, you are eligible to apply in this cycle.