Grant Awarded by The Heinz Endowments

November 28, 2022

The board of directors of The Heinz Endowments has approved a grant to the Latin American Studies Association of $100,000.00 to assist in the further development and enhancement of the Latin American Cultural Center. The Heinz Endowments is devoted to the mission of helping the Pittsburgh region prosper as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic and environmental sustainability. Core to its work is the vision of a just community where all are included and where everyone who calls this place home has a real and meaningful opportunity to thrive. The award letter from the Endowments recognized that the proposal from LASA represents an important endeavor in advancing its overall goals.

The award from The Heinz Endowments will be utilized by the Latin American Cultural Center to: (1) present attractive exhibits that enhance the visibility of the Center, increase visitorship, and encourage repeat visitation; and (2) develop curricula that teachers of grades 1-12 and other educators can utilize when arranging school group tours of the Center.
For more information, contact:

Sandra Budd

About the Latin American Cultural Center (LACC)

LACC features a small but highly informative museum display, as well as live programming in an intimate performance venue that highlights the diverse cultures, music, film, and current day issues of Latin America and the Caribbean. Exhibits and related programming will be open to school groups who wish to explore this incredible region of our world. A large exhibit gallery is reserved for featuring changing presentations of special topics related to this vast geographical area.