Evelyn Barahona has been chosen to lead and grow a new philanthropic fund designed to address longstanding inequities in the Massachusetts Latino community—issues that came into sharper focus after last year’s economic and health crises. The Latino Equity Fund aims to raise $10 million over the next three years to invest in Latino businesses and organizations.
Barahona serves on the board of Amplify Lantinx, which seeks to increase opportunities and political clout for the Latino community “This equity fund is something that’s not only historic for Greater Boston, but it’s a unique opportunity to build more Latino influence while closing opportunity gaps that have plagued our community and became so evident, unfortunately, as COVID unfolded,” says Roman-Olivieri, co-founder of Amplify Lantinx.
The Boston Foundation, the organization behind the Latino Equity Fund, raises funds from key community stakeholders and directs donations to those in need.
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