LEAD @ De Anza

Featured Latino Leadership Grantee

Established in 2005, Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD) is a multidisciplinary program that prepares students to become effective advocates and leaders on issues of importance to the Latino community. Faculty members engage with more than 1,000 students in 27 classes to promote advocacy and social change through peer learning and civic engagement. LEAD students complete 12 hours of civic engagement such as conducting leadership development workshops for the children of farmworkers, tutoring the children of day laborers, or advocating in Sacramento for policy changes that benefit undocumented students. Classrooms structured around the concept of familias, small peer learning groups guided by trained Peer Mentors, promote collaborative learning and relationship building.

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.