Henry Jiménez

Henry Jiménez

President and CEO
mapicon Minneapolis, MN

Henry Jiménez is the President and CEO of Propel Nonprofits, a US Treasury-certified CDFI that provides capacity-building services and access to capital to support nonprofits in linking strategy, governance, and finance and to support nonprofits throughout their organizational lifecycle. He considers his work an honor and a privilege because of the opportunity it gives him to not only support the Latino community itself but also recognize and amplify its important place in Minnesota’s economy.

He previously served as Executive Director and President of the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) in St. Paul, MN where he focused on helping Latino entrepreneurs start or expand their businesses.   

Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Henry holds a master’s degree focused on Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has dedicated his academic and professional life to advocating for and advancing his community.  

Henry has led a variety of programs and organizations with local to statewide scopes. During his tenure at CANDO (Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization), he successfully increased the budget, widened community reach, and guided development of several community-driven programs that continue to benefit residents today.  

While at the helm of MCLA (Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs), Henry worked to connect with Latino communities and business owners across the state, familiarizing them with MCLA’s work, listening to their concerns, and including their voices in the legislative conversations happening at the capitol. He also serves as the founding President of the Board of Directors of COPAL (Comunidades Organizando el Poder y Acción Latina), a nonprofit working to consolidate and activate the civic power of MN’s Latinos.