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VOTO LATINO INC

aka Voto Latino   |   Washington, DC   |  www.VotoLatino.org

Mission

Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters, as well as creating a more robust and inclusive democracy. Through innovative digital campaigns, culturally relevant programs and authentic voices, we shepherd the Latinx community towards full realization of its political power. Our civic engagement goes beyond just the voting booth and involves mobilization around multiple issues including the census and immigration reform.

Ruling year info

2006

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Maria Teresa Kumar

Main address

PO Box 35608

Washington, DC 20033 USA

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EIN

20-1350252

NTEE code info

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Minority Rights (R22)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Voter Registration

Non-partisan Latino youth voter registration conducted via digital and mail programs.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Young adults
Multiracial people

Civic engagement and participation via participation in the U.S. Census.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
Young adults
People of Latin American descent

Voto Latino is instrumental
in not only getting American Latinos out and voting but also shaping the
conversation in mainstream media. Its initiatives and
outreach have played an important role in changing the conversation in the
media, particularly as concerns the Latino vote and perceptions about the U.S.
Latino community’s engagement with politics.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent
Multiracial people
Young adults

Annualized youth leadership development conference with an emphasis on media and advocacy.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Multiracial people
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

Awards

Myspace Impact Award for Online Organizing 2008

Myspace Impact Award for Online Organizing

White House EPIC Award 2009

White House EPIC Award

Webby Award Official Honoree 2009

Webby Award Official Honoree

Newsweek "Women in Leadership" Award 2009

Newsweek "Women in Leadership" Award

Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision 2008

Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new voters registered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Voter Registration

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This metric is measured by election cycle (i.e. every two years).

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Voto Latino is a grassroots political organization focused on educating and empowering a new generation of Latinx voters to drive progressive change in their communities and within their own households. American Latinos are leaders long before they even turn 18, as they are often the influencers and gatekeepers of their community. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to claiming a better future for Latinos by shepherding the Latino community toward full realization of its political power.

As a trusted voice, Voto Latino provides young Latinos the tools to help them successfully navigate this country. Whether that means registering them to vote, providing innovative tools and technology to advocate on behalf of issues they care about, or offering leadership workshops and networking opportunities, we work to provide the infrastructure for success. Voto Latino also intervenes when bad actors try to suppress the vote. When our young people are successful, America is successful. Our top strategies are:

- Voter Registration + Mobilization: Identifying unregistered voters in key target states and increasing voter turnout via targeted registration and GOTV messaging.
- Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab: Tracking and studying mis- and disinformation targeted at the Latino population with the aim of understanding how best to combat its spread.
- Volunteer Engagement: Connecting with our young people in college and encouraging civic engagement via direct campaigns.
- Legal Action: Identifying cases of voter disenfranchisement and/or suppression and taking bad actors to court.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, To understand threats such as misinformation

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We act on the feedback we receive, We used feedback to improve our programs' messaging and goals.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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VOTO LATINO INC

Board of directors
as of 07/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

María Teresa Kumar

Voto Latino


Board co-chair

Rosario Dawson

Voto Latino

Term: 2004 -

Maria Teresa Kumar

Voto Latino

Brandon Hernandez

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Rosario Dawson

Voto Latino Co-Founder, Actress

Alfredo Vidal

The Vidal Group LLC

Ingrid Duran

D&P Creative Strategies

Eve Maldonado O’Toole

Holland & Knight’s Local Government Group and Principal of Evolve Strategies LLC

Brian Stansbury

King & Spalding LLP

America Ferrara

Actress, HARNESS

Wilmer Valderrama

Actor

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/27/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.