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In the Spirit of Giving: Support These 8 Awesome Organizations Today

Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana, Gina Rodriguez and Rosario Dawson at the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner Gala held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. © Starstock – Dreamstime.com

LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s 

Created by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, LatinosAgainstAlzheimers is a subdivision group promoting brain health and Alzheimer’s awareness to the LatinX community. According to their website, Latinxs are almost twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than non-Latinxs. The Administration on Aging group has also reported that the older LatinX generation (65 years or older) will increase by 224% between now and 2030, making Alzheimer’s a likely healthcare burden for many in the years to come.

LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s is in need of volunteers to help their researchers better understand the effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases that affect the LatinX community.

Join or donate to LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s here.

Eva Longoria Foundation

The Eva Longoria Foundation’s mission is “to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. By providing Latinas with the resources to succeed in school and business, we can help empower the Latino community.”

Founded by actress Eva Longoria, the foundation recognizes Latinas as “one of the nation’s greatest untapped resources” with 80% of them aspiring to attain college degrees and start businesses. Unfortunately, only 15% of Latinas hold college degrees, and 27% live below poverty line.

Help change these statistics and build a better future for women of the LatinX community by donating here.

Flamboyan Arts Fund

Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his role of Alexander Hamilton in his hit Broadway musical Hamilton in January 2019. This rare appearance will last for only 24 performances, with VIP ticket sales directly contributing to the Flamboyan Arts Fund, an initiative helping Puerto Rico continue its road to recovery from hurricane destructions.

To purchase your VIP tickets to Hamilton or support the Flamboyan Arts Fund, click here.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) serves as a nonprofit organization helping young LatinX become the future leaders of their generation. CHCI has provided numerous programs that train young people for leadership roles and promote leadership development.

CHCI supports families with annual incomes of less than $45,000 and has 11,820 young Latinxs since its launch in 1978. They  understand that the LatinX community is expected to grow 167% by 2050, and will need your help to continue serving this community for the wellbeing of their future.

To donate, click  here.

Piez Descalzos Foundation

Founded by Colombian pop artist Shakira, the Piez Descalzos Foundation is a non-governmental organization that seeks to promote “public quality education for children in vulnerable situations in Colombia.” Since 1997, the foundation impacted over 77,000 beneficiaries and acquired more than 300 allies. They have not only built schools for Colombian children, but also created improved nutritional programs with psychosocial support to monitor each child’s personal development. Shakira has also used the Piez Descalzos Foundation to assist education in Haiti after the devastating earthquake that took place in January 2010.

To help the Piez Descalzos Foundation continue its work, click here.

Sound of Gol Foundation

Sound of Gol Foundation seeks to support youth development through soccer and arts “to empower social and personal growth.” Founded by Belinda Pestana from Ernst and Young, SoG was inspired by the animated series La Golda to carry out good deeds for small communities while building confidence in young children.

Their management team includes founder George Valencia (film director, writer, producer), Julia Reyes (actress from Scrubs), Jay Demerit (soccer player and Goodwill Ambassador), and Monica Gonzalez (former soccer player), to name a few.

Donate to Sound of Gol here.

National Park Foundation: American Latino Heritage Fund

The National Park Service created the American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF) to ensure that national parks and historic sites “preserve, reflect, and engage the diverse stories and communities of American Latinos throughout American history and for future generations.”

Parks that are under the protection and interest of the ALHF include but are not limited to the following: Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, Santa Fe National Historical Trail, Freedom Tower, Old Mission Dam, and more.

The National Park Foundation values all that LatinX Americans have contributed to the United States and aims to continue protecting areas that hold cultural value to U.S. history.

To donate to the ALHF, please click here.

National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts

The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts was created by actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales, Merel Julia, along with attorney Felix Sanchez “to advance the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications and entertainment industries.”

The Foundation recognizes the importance of diversity and representation within media and entertainment  and channels their focus on recognizing emerging talent from the Hispanic community.

Since its founding in 1997, NHFA has given scholarships and created programs to provide opportunities for over 500 young people of LatinX background who demonstrate strong desire to work for the industry.

Help the NHFA continue to uphold their mission by donating here!

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