Latino Generations Endowment

Appreciating the past. Empowering the Future.

Latinos make up nearly 60% of San Benito County residents, according to the US Census Bureau in 2010. Yet, the breakdown in education of Latinos who are 25 years and older in our county indicates economic disparities. Thirty-seven percent of Latinos lack a high school diploma while only twenty-seven percent have attained a high school diploma or a GED, per the San Benito County Education Data of Town Charts.

The Latino Generations Endowment (LGE) fund serves as a sustainable launching platform aimed at helping Latinos succeed and for reducing the disparities across the county. The endowment fund and committee members introduce opportunities for Latinos to stand with community leaders and actively engage as a collective voice for the Latino community in San Benito County - now and into the future. The LGE works towards bridging generations of inspiring active participants focused on closing the current gaps in advancement, achievement, and economic well-being for our Latino community.


Our Mission

To create a permanent revenue source to invest in the most pressing needs facing the Latino community within San Benito County


Latino Generations Scholarship Program

The Latino Generations Scholarship Program essentially began in 2016 with a single gift from Fr. Larry Betrozoff, $10,000 which was awarded to eight Latinas who graduated from San Benito High School. Grants are awarded to Latino students who possess an economic need and will be attending either a two-year or four-year university or a certified vocational training institution. Applications are available below.

Ways You Can Support

Contribute to Scholarship Program

Your donation to the Latino Generations Scholarship Fund will help young adults achieve their dream of a higher education, often the first child in the family to attend college.

Corporate Partnership

Forever link your company's name with the Latino Endowment and San Benito County by becoming a sponsor. Several giving levels are available to match your company's charitable budget.

Sponsor an Employee-Matching Drive

Encourage community philanthropy by matching dollar-for-dollar in an investment, directly benefiting your employee base where they work and live.

Individual Campeone

Make a personal or family donation and impact the Latino community and the region for generations. All donation amounts are welcome. Consider making a pledge over time to make your contribution more affordable. $83.34/quarter for 12 quarters = $1000 donation!

Make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one and have their name forever linked with making a difference for the Latino community of San Benito County.

For more information on how you too can get involved, please contact Ana Maria De Alba.

Our Commitment

Through education and development, the Latino Generations Committee leads, advocates, and influences funding and policy decisions in an effort to reducing disparities in the Latino Community. The committee is responsible for providing funding in five core areas:

  • Leadership Development
  • Educational Grants
  • Workforce Training and Skills Development
  • Immigrant Integration
  • Healthcare and Wellness Initiatives

As a charter organization of the Community Foundation, the Latino Generations Endowment Committee supports the efforts to increase Latino participation, leadership and effective engagement. We’re always looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to volunteer on a committee or host an informal gathering at your home or business to promote the LGE.

Our Commitment

Strategic Goals

  • Serve as an active voice for the Latino community of San Benito County by assessing and communicating current needs
  • Build and direct the Latino Generations Endowment
  • Continue to strengthen the relationship with the Community Foundation and advocate systemic change by being an active voice in the community
  • Create impact opportunities in the identified priority areas affecting the Latino Community (Local Control Funding Formula LCFF, Leadership Development, Affordable Healthcare Act, Immigration Information)
  • Compliment other organizations proactive in Latino needs by co-sponsoring or promoting initiatives that have impact


History of the Latino Generations Endowment

The Latino Generations Endowment was launched with an initial grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the hard work and dedication of the Latino Generations Committee of San Benito County, a charter organization of the Community Foundation for San Benito County since 2012.

Partners & Campeones

Founding Champions/Campeones

Maryann Barragan • Fernando Gonzalez • Raul & Pauline Valdivia • Matt Peterson & Diane Ortiz • Dr. David Reyes & Mrs. Jovita Barron Reyes • Progress Tamale Parlor - Margaret Zuniga • Molly Becerra • Robert H. Bourchard • Cesar E. Flores • Sally Ruiz Zuniga Memorial • Zuniga Family Partnership • David & Yvonne Perez • Jose Zepeda • Liz Alameda • Enrique Arreola • Mary Castellano • Becerra-Fata Family • Richard & Rachel Ponce • Fernando Leon Memorial • Enrique Luna & Debbie King • Gary & Ria Byrne • Margie Barrios • Felipe & Laura Velázquez • Tony & Kathy Ruiz • John F. Becerra • Lilia Espinoza

Corporate Partners of the Latino Generations Endowment

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