Atlanta, Georgia (October 31, 2017) – Through the generous support of community investors, and Giving Circle members; the Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) announces its 2017 grant and scholarship recipients in the areas of Educational Attainment, Civic Engagement, Micro-Entrepreneurship and Arts and Sports Enrichment.

These groundbreaking investments allow member organizations to further their partnership with the local community by providing additional support to the families they currently serve.

“We are delighted to join the ranks of grant makers across the nation dedicated to strengthen Latino-serving nonprofit organizations and families. The contributions of our community to the state are significant and extensive. It is time we re-invest in those that have helped and continue to help Georgia grow and prosper. The Latino Community Fund is a reflection of a dedicated Latino community in the state, we are proud to do our part” said Gigi Pedraza, Founder and Executive Director of LCF Georgia.

2017 Grant recipients are

Recipients of the arts and enrichment Lavender “Dream Big” Scholarship Fund include:

  • Alba Nuñez
  • Michelle Ocampo
  • Juan Palacios
  • Escarlett Bárcenas
  • Roseber Zúñiga
  • Noemí Santiago
  • Gladys Cortes
  • Maria Casta Lopez

LCF Georgia, is a 501 c 3 membership organization dedicated to support Latino-serving nonprofits with advocacy, program development, capacity building and community investment.   Our mission is to catalyze investments, collaboration and positive narrative with and within the Latinx community in the state.  To learn more, we invite you to visit our website:

For more information on the organization, how to join our Giving Circle, or to learn about partnership opportunities, please contact  Gilda (Gigi) Pedraza, Founder & Executive Director at

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Gilda (Gigi) Pedraza

Executive Director and Founder Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) Social Entrepreneur, Community Advocate, Latina, Mom, Wife. Lover of Life.

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