Human Trafficking: Confronting the Ugly Truth

By Jose Fermoso Human trafficking often exists in the dark corridors of communities. But it’s also out in the open, where most people don’t recognize that it’s happening right before their eyes. The media usually highlights stereotypical cases—think of women sex slaves chained up in a basement—leaving many to think of trafficking as a small … Continued

From Street Fighter to Nonviolence Advocate: Carlos Cruz

To commemorate Hispanics in Philanthropy’s 33rd year, we honored 33 Latino leaders who inspire as our 2017 HIPGivers. Read HIPGiver Carlos Cruz’s story below. Carlos Cruz, President and co-founder of Cauce Ciudadano in Mexico, grew up on mean streets and eventually, out of pain, found resilience and transformation. As an agent of change, he has dedicated … Continued

Welcoming Ana Marie Argilagos as HIP’s New President

Hispanics in Philanthropy announced today that its board of trustees has unanimously chosen Ana Marie Argilagos as the organization’s president. Ana Marie, currently a senior advisor at the Ford Foundation, will succeed Diana Campoamor, HIP’s current president, on January 1, 2018. Ana Marie has dedicated her life to public service through a successful career that spans … Continued

Connecting Advocacy and Imagery: Narciso Contreras

To commemorate Hispanics in Philanthropy’s 33rd year, we honored 33 Latino leaders who inspire as our 2017 HIPGivers. Read HIPGiver Narciso Contreras’s story below. Narciso Contreras thrives on capturing images of crises that cry out for a humanitarian response. This isn’t the most common place to thrive, but Contreras’ job depends on it. A Pulitzer … Continued

Building Educational Equity to Create Opportunity: Richard Carranza

To commemorate Hispanics in Philanthropy’s 33rd year, we honored 33 Latino leaders who inspire as our 2017 HIPGivers. Read HIPGiver Richard Carranza’s story below. For Richard A. Carranza, the newly appointed Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, education has always represented a powerful gift brimming with opportunity. But he knows how hard it can … Continued

Advancing Equity by Bridging Cultural Divides: Chris Cardona

To commemorate Hispanics in Philanthropy’s 33rd year, we honored 33 Latino leaders who inspire as our 2017 HIPGivers. Read HIPGiver Chris Cardona’s story below. Chris Cardona recalls precisely where he was when he developed a passion for giving for the common good, becoming a “card-carrying philanthropoid,” as this Ford Foundation Program Officer now describes himself. … Continued

Celebrating Our Fearless HIP Leader: Diana Campoamor

To commemorate Hispanics in Philanthropy’s 33rd year, we honored 33 Latino leaders who inspire as our 2017 HIPGivers. Read HIPGiver Diana Campoamor’s story below. When the Hispanics in Philanthropy Board hired Diana Campoamor more than 25 years ago, its members believed that her entrepreneurial skills and funding expertise held great promise for the small nonprofit … Continued

Translating Nonprofit Missions to Propel Social Good: Diana Bermudez

To commemorate Hispanics in Philanthropy’s 33rd year, we honored 33 Latino leaders who inspire as our 2017 HIPGivers. Read HIPGiver Diana Bermudez’s story below. Diana Bermudez deeply understands the power of making connections, forging partnerships and fostering alliances. As a grantmaker and nonprofit/foundation consultant, she has worked closely with organizations to help them communicate the … Continued

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