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Latinos LEAD, CIELO Fund report lack of Latino representation on nonprofit boards

Latinos LEAD and the CIELO Fund co-hosted a panel on September 21 to release Inclusive Leadership, a report summarizing the study which includes recommendations for nonprofit leaders seeking more diverse governance teams. Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes “The lack of Latinos on nonprofit boards is a missed opportunity for community leadership development, and contradictory to the essence of the nonprofit sector — to uplift and represent all members of our society,” Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, who chairs the legislature’s Latino Caucus.

Latinos LEAD Executive Director Patrick Salazar explains findings from the report during a Latinos LEAD panel with the CIELO Fund in Riverside, Calif, on Sept. 21, 2023. Brandee Allen
Palm Springs Desert Sun | By  Niki Kottmann
Published September 28, 2023 at 6:01 AM PDT

Even though Latinos make up 54% of the Inland Empire’s population, they occupy barely 13% of the board positions that govern nearly 200 of the region’s nonprofit organizations.

That’s what a recent report from the Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF), the oldest and largest community foundation serving the IE, stated upon its release last week. The report — “Inclusive Leadership: Examining Disparities in Nonprofit Leadership for Latinos in the Inland Empire” — is the result of a partnership between Latinos LEAD and The CIELO Fund at IECF, the latter of which is celebrating its first anniversary this month.

Report says only 13% of Latinos sit on Inland Empire nonprofit boards

KVCR | By Anthony Victoria
Published September 21, 2023 at 7:59 PM PDT

Latinos LEAD Executive Director Patrick Salazar speaking to the audience during a launch event for the Inclusive Leadership: Examining Disparities in Nonprofit Leadership for Latinos in the Inland Empire report at the Civil Rights Institute in Downtown Riverside on Thursday September 21. The report found that only 13 percent of Latinos serve on nonprofit boards. This is despite 54 percent of the Inland Empire’s population being Latino.

Study finds Latinos are underrepresented in nonprofit governing boards in Sacramento

Channel 3 News Sacramento 03-06-2023.

The city of Sacramento is made up of more than 525,000 people and Latinos are a growing population. While they account for roughly 29% of the population, they’re largely underrepresented in several sectors.