Grantee Profile

Latinos Progresando

Grants to Latinos Progresando

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)


    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Latinos Progresando was founded in 1998 to serve the Latino communities on Chicago's southwest side. It currently offers the largest Latino-led immigration legal service program in the state of Illinois. The proposed grant will support the development of a training and technical service program for immigrant legal aid providers seeking to build or expand services in Illinois and the Midwest. Latinos Progresando will apply its proven service model to organizations with nascent capacity for legal representation, enabling them to improve operations and management, apply best practices, and earn income from nominal fees. This effort will facilitate the broader expansion of the immigrant legal service sector in the region in advance of an anticipated federal program with potential to legalize the status of millions of undocumented immigrants. The grant funds will be used for salaries, equipment, supplies, travel, and administrative support.

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support an ongoing cross-cultural artistic exchange between Chicago's Little village community and Mexico.

  • $40,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support strategic planning and implementation for Teatro Americano (over two years).

  • $45,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To connect immigration impacted youth in Pilsen/Little Village with central Mexico neighborhood youth.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Latinos Progresando $275,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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