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"From our Roots, Flowers Bloom"

Next Generation Scholarship Program

Are you a college student looking to further your education? Whether in a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program- all Illinois Latinos are encouraged to apply! Click to learn more.


The Raices report informs the policy priorities of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus across five issue areas that affect the Latino community. Staying true to its core belief, the policy priorities are informed and produced in collaboration with the community and coalition-based organizations.


The members of the Foundation are involved in various different events across the state as well as foundation-led events such as the ILLCF annual Conference, and ILLCF Gala. Click to learn more!


Our Mission

The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) is a non-partisan and tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization established in 2002 with three important goals:


  • To empower Illinois Latinos and increase access to federal, state, and community programs in critically important areas;


  • To provide college scholarships for young Latino men and women who need assistance to further their education; and


  • To support the widespread distribution of information on public policy that impacts Illinois Latinos through an annual report on Latinos and the Illinois economy.


The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus members and others from Illinois Latino communities. 


“This has made my entire YEAR!! I am so HONORED to be one of the recipients of this scholarship, and grateful that I will be able to attend school in the spring now thanks to this award!! Education is truly my biggest motivator in life, and a way in which I feel I can help others the most. I really did not know if I would be able to continue in my program, but now I am able to, and registration for the spring is in early November which is a HUGE relief! My parents are so proud and thankful for this award so that I can continue working towards my career.”

2022 Scholarship Recipient

Dora Bridges

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