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40 Anniversary

Celebrating 40 years of Building, Funding, & Fueling Latinx Power

How it started

Founded by three Latinxs in the Bay Area in 1983, HIP was born as an affinity group to raise awareness about issues that impact Latinx communities within the philanthropic sector. Since then, we’ve expanded into eight areas of focus, opened an office in Mexico City, launched the first bilingual crowdfunding platform for the social sector, and so much more.

1983

Founded by Elisa Arevalo, Herman Gallegos, and Luz Vega.

1990

Diana Campoamor comes on as first president.

2000

HIP’s Funders Collaborative launches in 18 sites with more than 500 nonprofits in the U.S. and Latin America

2006

Latin America office opens in Mexico City.

2013

First conference celebrating 30 year anniversary with a Gala and HIPGiver awards

Launch of first bilingual crowdfunding platform focused on the social sector, HIPGive.

2018

Ana Marie Argilagos joins as President.

HIP expands work on forced displacement and migration.

2020

Expands HIP’s footprint & areas of focus including:

Inicio Ventures

Transforming Philanthropic practice.

2021

Responded to the pandemic with the generous support of the MacKenzie Scott Award.

2022

Rebranding and launch of new website.

How it’s going

Over the past 40 years…

1000+

Latinx-serving organizations in our network.

800+

nonprofits serving Latinxs in the U.S., Latin America & the Caribbean

$78M+

philanthropic capital invested in Latinx non-profits.

300+

Latinx leadership training program alumni

$60M

fund to build a Latinx entrepreneurial ecosystem

A big gracias to our Collective Corazón

We recognize that this milestone achievement of 40 years could not have been possible without the countless contributions from partners, board members, staff, and our community—referred to as our Collective Corazón.

Get Involved

And we’re ready for you.

Whether you’re an individual, an organization, a philanthropist, or a Latinx amigx, we hope you see your vision in our vision—and want to join us in making it a reality.