Latinas First Foundation

A nonprofit organization

Our motto is Girls Can Be What They Can See. Your generosity helps to fund scholarships and academic support programming for Colorado Latinas who are enrolled in college. Your investment in our students is an investment in Colorado's future


Eveline Vega graduated from Colorado State University in May 2018 and is living her dream as an environmental specialist. Her powerful words and story are the epitome of our mission:

"I received a Latinas First scholarship as a freshman in 2015. The Latinas First scholarship was a light in a dark tunnel for me. It convinced me that I could go to CSU and graduate from a 4-year university with a degree I'm very proud of. If we start to see ourselves as less then someone else, then we're already falling behind. I don't think a paper can define who we are. I would just like you all to know that every time you choose to invest in the future of a young Latina like myself, you are giving her the confidence, strength, and courage to believe in herself and that is a gift you all have given me and I can't thank you enough for that. I will find a way to accomplish all my goals and dreams because you all have taught me that I have what it takes to do that." Eveline Vega


The Latinas First Foundation celebrates and elevates the Latina community by focusing on the cultural and historical contributions of Latinas in Colorado while providing opportunities and resources for the next generation of Latinas.

Background Statement

Established in 2011 by Juanita Chacon and Meshach Rhoades, the Latinas First Foundation was created to provide a critical network and support for Latinas to reach their highest potential. Colorado plays host to incredible Latina leaders. The organization provides scholarships, mentorship and networking opportunities, and honors Latina Trailblazers and Unsung Heroines. The Latinas First Foundation is unique in that it not only recognizes the impact of Colorado Latina leaders, but also builds a community for other women to thrive. Whether you have just began your journey, are an Unsung Heroine or a Trailblazer, the Latinas First Foundation celebrates and welcomes you.

Organization Data


Organization name

Latinas First Foundation

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2341 Perry Street
Denver, CO 80212


1766 West 46th Avenue Unit #11489
Denver, CO 80211-9998

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Denver County, CO, US



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