When a Listening Tour Turns Into a Revival for the Rights of Women

Imagine standing on the swampy land next to the narrow Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border. It’s often hot, buggy, fortified with sandbags to hold up runoff beachhead and rocks, and the area is filled with people moving across the border: refugees crossing into the country on makeshift boats, merchants crossing to Mexico for goods, … Continued

Grantmaking for Young Latinas: Improving Outcomes by Addressing Feminine Norms

Rigid gender norms make young Latinas especially vulnerable in a range of areas, from increased suicide risk and intimate partner violence to lower educational achievement and unplanned pregnancy. And few funders address feminine norms in their grantmaking strategies, or else separate them from factors like race, class, and ethnicity. Watch HIP and TrueChild’s webinar for a … Continued

New Director Spotlight: Betsy Campbell

By Jose Fermoso No matter where she finds herself, Betsy Campbell always tries to help communities in need. As a young student at Georgetown in the early 1980s, while others established financial and political careers, she enrolled in the School of Foreign Service after spending a year teaching and traveling in Mexico to get the … Continued

How Funders Can Become Part of the Fabric of the Latino Community

By Michelle Threadgould When you think of insurance companies, the first thing that comes to mind might not be charitable giving and community involvement. Amica is trying to change that. The highly-awarded auto and life insurance company (and one of the generous companies that sponsored HIP’s annual conference and gala!) has shown a commitment to … Continued

HIPGive Launches #LatinxsBelong Because #WeAllBelong

Across the Americas, immigrant communities are under attack. Nonprofits throughout the U.S. and Latin America are stepping up to rally behind them, but the increasing need is stretching critical resources thinner than ever. That’s why starting this May HIP’s crowdfunding platform HIPGive is launching #LatinxsBelong to help nonprofits defending immigrant communities raise critical funding. We … Continued

3 Surprising, Myth-Busting Truths About Immigration

By Diana Campoamor Today, on International Workers’ Day, when thousands of immigrants and workers across the nation are marching to make their voices heard, I’ve been reflecting back on my own immigrant experience. I left Cuba as a girl of 11. I arrived in New Orleans, the only one in my public school class who … Continued