Foundation awards $1 million to 37 Latino-led organizations in the Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- There was plenty of singing and dancing in Downtown Fresno Thursday in celebration of a $1 million investment in the Central Valley by the Latino Community Foundation.

The Foundation awarded $1 million to 37 different grassroots organizations.

The new "Roots of Latino Power" initiative will invest in Latino-led organizations that work to create opportunities for local families and young people to become civic leaders.

Right now, nearly 50% of the population in the Central Valley is Latino.

Organizers say the ultimate goal is to build a network of Latino-led organizations that drive positive change for families and provide civic and economic power in the region.
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