Apply for a PoderArte Grant! LCF will invest $2 million for Artists and Organizations

The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is proud to announce the launch of PoderArte!

Art and culture are revolutionary love languages within our communities. For centuries, the creative imagination of Latino artists has captured our attention, healed our hearts, and inspired generations of movement builders.

Through this initiative, we will channel vital resources to our artists, poets, dancers, musicians, and visionary cultural workers. Together, we will energize, challenge, and activate our communities towards action.

With the support of the California Arts Council’s groundbreaking Creative Corps Pilot Program, LCF will invest $2 million to support arts and cultural initiatives that build power and fuel civic engagement in 2023 and 2024.

Sounds incredible, right!? Well, it’s a dream come true for us.

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Are you an artist, nonprofit or a creative collective? Do you have a big idea for a community art project or cultural program that needs funding?

Apply for a PoderArte Grant today!

Who decides?

At the Latino Community Foundation, we are rooted in values of trust and change, not charity. We will create a Participatory Grantmaking Committee composed of community leaders, artists, and community organizers from across the state to guide the decision-making process around the selection of grant awards. PoderArte grants will fund programs and projects that utilize arts and culture to inspire and support civic engagement and social change. Selected projects will be strongly aligned with one of the Grant Themes:

  • Narrative Change: strength-based narratives that amplify community voice, center cultural strengths and identity, and/or reframe how a community is presented.
  • Community Educational Campaign: raise public awareness and access to information around local issues that impact community well-being.
  • Civic Engagement: spark individual and/or collective civic action that addresses shifts in local, state, and national systems and/or policy, including election participation.


In addition to the funds, LCF will convene funded organizations in a learning community and provide capacity building support. We will amplify your project or program via our powerful social media channels and host a culminating festival to celebrate our collective power. Together we will co-create the change we wish to see in the world. Don’t overthink it, read the complete RFP Guidelines and Apply Today! Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm.   Do you have more Questions? Register for our upcoming information session on February 22 at 12 pm. The first step is always the hardest, we are here to support you with the rest. Send us an email with questions to


Frequently Asked QuestionsAbout the Latino Community Foundation

The Latino Community Foundation is an administering organization of the groundbreaking Creative Corps Pilot Program. This initiative is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at

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