Collective Corazón: The Power is Ours

Hispanics in Philanthropy Invites Leaders to Create an Ecosystem of Social Change

Oakland, CA — This week, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) kicked off a three-day hybrid leadership conference, Collective Corazón: The Power is Ours. The convening brought together cross-sector leaders within the nonprofit, private, and public sectors in dynamic and varied forums to discuss how to best serve Latinx communities in light of the past year’s triple crises of COVID-19, racial reckoning, and economic dislocation. It also showcased performing artists including the Gilbert Castellanos Quartet and Jose Richard Aviles, who opened the conference with social commentary on Angelinos through the lens of bus riders and pedestrians in South Central Los Angeles.    

President & CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy, Ana Marie Arigilagos, invited attendees to take new routes, and shift infrastructure in an effort to reimagine new paths to justice. “Latinxs in the U.S. make up nearly 20% of the total population, yet receive only 1% of philanthropic investment – that’s one penny of every dollar. To state the obvious, this is a profound injustice.”

As the largest impact catalyst driving resources to the Latinx global community, HIP created spaces to discuss increasing political power for Latinxs; addressing the economic recovery from the aftermath of COVID-19; and building local, state, and national infrastructure that supports historically excluded communities for generations to come. 

The commitment to transparency and accessibility also marked the modernization of HIP’s brand. The refreshed direction was inspired by features that pay tribute to the indigenous communities of Mapuche, Inca, Maya, Aztecs, Taino, and Hopi to present connection, fluidity,  transparency, strength, community, and courage. This move forward included the launch of innovative tools that mobilize resources for social impact throughout the Americas including digital giving circles and crowdfunding on the HIPGive platform.