Our Funders

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) wishes to thank the community of funding partners whose strategic investment in NALAC contributes to the vitality of the greater Latino arts and culture field.




We are grateful for the generous trust and support from all of our past funders.

Ford Foundation | www.fordfoundation.org

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society.

Southwest Airlines | www.southwest.com

Southwest Airlines champions causes that matter most in the communities we serve by developing relationships with nonprofit organizations on both a local and national level. Building these relationships involves committing our resources of time, tickets, and love to be your hometown carrier that cares.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation | www.mellon.org

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being  of diverse and democratic societies.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation | www.wkkf.org

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.

Surdna Foundation | www.surdna.org

The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States—communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. For over five generations, the Foundation has been governed largely by descendants of John Andrus and has developed a tradition of innovative service for those in need of help or opportunity.

The Nathan Cummings Foundation | www.nathancummings.org

To create a stronger and more socially just society by building the field of Art and Social Justice and amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities.

National Endowment on the Arts | www.arts.gov

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.

Texas Commission on the Arts | www.arts.texas.gov

The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. To accomplish this mission, TCA awards grants, promotes the arts and provides specialized services to the arts and cultural industries.

City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts and Culture | www.getcreativesanantonio.com

At the Department of Arts & Culture, we strive to enrich the quality of life of San Antonio residents and visitors by leading and investing in San Antonio’s arts and culture. We hope to inspire the public to participate in the arts, whether it is through cultural events, public art, music, film or creating their own art.

The Alice Kleberg Foundation | www.akrfoundation.org

The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation is a Bexar County private foundation that makes grants to qualified non-profit organizations serving 50 specific counties in south and central Texas. The Foundation awards grants for arts/culture, charitable, education, literacy, medical and scientific purposes.

American Express | about.americanexpress.com

At American Express, we believe that serving our communities is not only integral to running a business successfully, it is part of our individual responsibilities as citizens of the world. The mission of our program is to bring to life the American Express value of good corporate citizenship by supporting communities in ways that enhance the company’s reputation with employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders. We do this by supporting visionary nonprofit organizations that are: Preserving and sustaining unique historic places for the future; Developing new leaders for tomorrow; and Encouraging community service where our employees and customers live and work.

Andy Warhol Foundation | www.warholfoundation.org

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in 1987. In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, its mission is the advancement of the visual arts. The Foundation’s objective is to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by encouraging and supporting cultural organizations that in turn, directly or indirectly, support artists and their work. The Foundation values the contribution these organizations make to artists and audiences and to society as a whole by supporting, exhibiting and interpreting a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice.

Barr Foundation | www.barrfoundation.org

There is so much potential all around us. Our aim is to serve as both stewards and catalysts of that potential—nurturing and enhancing vital community assets while also cultivating and advancing the breakthrough ideas that will shape our collective future.

California Community Foundation | www.calfund.org

Our mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Los Angeles’ communities. We envision a future where all Angelenos have the opportunity to contribute to the productivity, health and well-being of our region. And we believe that our common fate will be determined by how successfully we improve the quality of life for all of our residents.

Castellano Family Association | www.castellano-ff.org

The Castellano Family Foundation is dedicated to the cultivation and enrichment of Latino family values through support of organizations, primarily in the Santa Clara County community, promoting the arts, Latino culture, Latino leadership, the educational pursuits of Latino students, and special interests of the Trustees.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation | www.ddcf.org

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties.

EmcArts | www.emcarts.org

Inspired by the arts, driven by a world in transition, EmcArts creates the space and conditions for our partners to take on their most complex challenges.

Heineken | www.theheinekencompany.com

The Heineken Green Ribbon initiative is near and dear to our hearts. Launched in 2003, the charitable program provides funding to music education programs and emerging artists in Hispanic communities across the country.

Hispanics in Philanthropy | www.hiponline.org

HIP’s mission is to strengthen Latino communities by increasing resources for the Latino and Latin American civil sector; by increasing Latino participation and leadership throughout the field of philanthropy; and to foster policy change to enhance equity and inclusiveness.

Jose Cuervo | www.cuervo.com

Jose Cuervo is the largest producer of tequila throughout Mexico and around the world. The Jose Cuervo portfolio of tequilas includes Jose Cuervo Especial Gold, the number one tequila worldwide, Jose Cuervo Especial Silver, Jose Cuervo Black Medallion, Jose Cuervo Tradicional 100% Agave Reposado and Silver, Jose Cuervo Platino, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, Jose Cuervo Golden Margaritas, Authentic Jose Cuervo Margaritas and Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix.

Joyce Foundation | www.joycefdn.org

The Joyce Foundation supports the development of policies that both improve the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region and serve as models for the rest of the country. We invest in and focus on today’s most pressing problems while also informing the public policy decisions critical to creating opportunity and achieving long-term solutions. The work is based on sound research and is focused on where we can add the most value. We partner with others and encourage innovative and collaborative approaches with a regional focus and the potential for a national reach.

JP Morgan Chase | www.jpmorganchase.com

JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic goal is simple – be a catalyst for meaningful, positive and sustainable change within our highest-need neighborhoods and communities across the globe.

Knight Foundation | www.knightfoundation.org

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

MetLife Foundation | www.metlife.com

MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community involvement. The goal is to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities.

NesCafé Clásico | www.nestleusa.com

NESCAFÉ® CLASICO® is the leading Hispanic coffee in the marketplace. It is 100% pure coffee, made from the blend of selected coffee beans, carefully roasted to capture its full flavor and aroma.

New England Foundation for the Arts | www.nefa.org

NEFA’s mission is to build connections among artists, arts organizations, and funders, powering the arts to energize communities in New England, the nation, and the world.

Open Society Foundations | www.opensocietyfoundations.org

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative | www.pec.coop

PEC supports nonprofit organizations in its 8,100-square-mile service area through initiatives outlined in the Cooperative’s Community Support Policy. These initiatives reflect PEC’s commitment to the seventh Cooperative principle, Concern for Community, where Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) | www.arts.pa.gov

The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency, is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.

Philadelphia Foundation | www.philafound.org

The Philadelphia Foundation has been committed to improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties for 90 years, through funds established by our donors. As a public charity community foundation, we manage more than 800 charitable funds, maximizing the strategic impact of charitable contributions.

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Rhode Island Foundation | www.rifoundation.org

The Rhode Island Foundation is a proactive community and philanthropic leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts | www.arts.ri.gov

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts serves as a catalyst for the advancement, appreciation and promotion of excellence in the arts, by encouraging leadership, participation, and education in the arts for all Rhode Islanders.

San Antonio Area Foundation | www.saafdn.org

By providing a personal approach to charitable giving, the San Antonio Area Foundation connects donors of all backgrounds to the causes they care about most for the greater benefit of the community. According to our donors’ wishes and through a responsibly managed grant program, the San Antonio Area Foundation provides funding to a wide range of nonprofits in Bexar and surrounding counties and beyond.

San Francisco Foundation | sff.org

Together, we are making change for the greater good and leaving a lasting impact in the Bay Area.

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development | www.hud.gov

The Department of Housing and Urban Development administers programs that provide housing and community development assistance. The Department also works to ensure fair and equal housing opportunity for all.

William Penn Foundation | www.williampennfoundation.org

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region.


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