How can I use the data in this site?
In order to better serve the Latinx community, funders and nonprofits need to understand both the data and lived experience of the Latinx populations across the US and its territories. The goal of pulling together information about how funding has been directed towards Latinx communities for this five year period is to help funders and grantseekers understand how philanthropic resources are being awarded for Latinx communities now, and what gaps map exist that can inform evolving strategies. According to most recent data, 1.3% of all philanthropic dollars granted between 1999 and 2009 in the U.S. were awarded to Latinx communities, while those same communities now represent 18% of the U.S. population. By building a tool to help the field report on funding strategies with Latinx communities, the sector can more accurately target resources and support both long and short term strategies to build prosperity for all Latinx.