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New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (“NOHHF”) is a non-profit community organization whose main purpose is to provide an organized and directed effort in cultivating and promoting the Hispanic heritage of New Orleans and the Southern region. The NOHHF tries to share and integrate this heritage into the area‘s economic cultural and social mainstream. The most important tool that the Foundation uses in achieving these goals is its scholarships program. The Foundation seeks, encourages and supports talented Hispanic high-school students by providing them with educational scholarships at local schools participating in the NOHHF Scholarship Program.

The NOHHF is governed and managed by a board of volunteers, all local professionals. Since most of the work and expenses of the NOHHF are assumed by its volunteers most of the money that is contributed to the Foundation goes to the scholarships that are awarded to these outstanding young men and women. Since 1993 the NOHHF has awarded over $700,000 and 700 high school and freshman-year college scholarships to top-notch students who attend some of the best schools in our area. These students go on to be responsible leaders and make substantial contributions to the betterment of our community.

The Foundation also supports local artistic and cultural activities, particularly those related to or associated with Hispanic themes and the Hispanic community. The Foundation has recently begun to develop a mentoring program to help Hispanic young men and women develop their academic and professional careers.

The main sources of funding for the NOHHF are its annual fundraiser event, the Azúcar Ball, and contributions from its corporate and individual sponsors, as well as special donations and grants from various institutions.


Cristina Fowler will forever remain in our hearts. To make a donation to the foundation in her name, please click here.

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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2018 Azúcar Ball

The 2018 Azúcar Ball promises to be a fantastic affair. Our most important fundraising event of the year will take place Saturday, December 1st, 2018 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.