CULTURE. SCHOLARSHIP. COMMUNITY.


Our Mission
The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation was founded in 1989 by a group of local Hispanic professionals in New Orleans. Our mission revolves around investing in the education of talented and hard working local Hispanic students as a means for creating responsible and educated capable citizens and future successful professionals that can lead New Orleans to bigger and better things. Through our Scholarships Program we seek, encourage and support talented Hispanic high-school students by providing them with educational scholarships at local schools participating in the NOHHF Scholarships Program. We also support local artistic and cultural activities, particularly those related to or associated with Hispanic themes and the Hispanic community. We have also recently begun to develop a mentoring program to help Hispanic young men and women develop their academic and professional careers. We feel very strongly that this is a very sound and promising investment for the future of New Orleans and Louisiana.

2017 Scholars Ceremony

The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation honored its 2017 scholars from the finest public, private and parochial schools in the New Orleans area, awarding 53 scholarships and providing the environment for the scholars and their families to meet their heads of schools and school counselors, as well as the members of the Board of Directors of the NOHHF and many friends and sponsors of the Foundation. 34 graduating seniors and 19 underclassmen from 17 participating local high schools were recognized at the 2017 ceremony and reception which took place at the Henson Auditorium of Isidore Newman School, in New Orleans, on April 26th.

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2017 Azúcar Ball

The 2017 Azúcar Ball promises to be a fantastic affair. Our most important fundraising event of the year will take place Saturday, December 2nd at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, starting with the Patron Party at 7:00PM and followed by a fun-filled Ball at 8:00PM. Great music, dancing, food from New Orleans' finest restaurants, great silent auction, a unique raffle and much more. Mark your calendar!! Save-the-date cards are being sent out prior to the invitations.