Foundation Overview

Latinas in the U.S. are a rapidly growing group with extraordinary potential, yet they disproportionately lack educational opportunities and face economic challenges:

  • 27% of Latinas live below the poverty line
  • 1 in 3 Latinas drops out of high school
  • Only 15% of adult Latinas hold college degrees

Despite these discouraging statistics, we are optimistic about the future. Ambitious and hardworking, Latinas are one of the nation’s greatest untapped resources:

  • 80% of Latina teens in the U.S. aspire to go to college
  • In recent years, Latina-owned businesses have increased at 8X the rate of businesses owned by men

Our vision is to empower Latinas to reach their potential through education and entrepreneurship. The Eva Longoria Foundation supports programs which help Latinas excel in school and attend college. Additionally, we work to provide Latina entrepreneurs with career training, mentorship, capital and opportunity. By investing in Latinas, we hope to build a stronger future for our country.