From September 15th to October 15th of each year, the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. During this month, people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans throughout the years. Hispanic Americans have been influential in every part of this nation’s history, from arts and culture to business and innovation.
In the United States, more than 60 million people have ancestries connected to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. That means that one in six Americans can be traced to over 20 countries in Latin America and Spain. There are many labels for this pan-ethnic group, with the most common umbrella terms being “Hispanic” and “Latina/e/o/x.”
This month, communities are encouraged to experience the Hispanic and Latinx cultures through various points of reference. Additionally, GrantWatch.com, the leading grant listing directory, is sharing current grant opportunities that benefit Hispanic communities.
10 Grants to Benefit Hispanic Communities
- Latina-owned businesses can apply to participate in a professional development program.
- Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education can also apply for grants to promote STEM education and improve graduation rates.
- Grants are available to BIPOC-owned small businesses for capacity-building initiatives.
- In addition, grants are open to USA Hispanic-Serving Institutions for programs to promote food and agricultural studies among underserved students.
- Florida nonprofits or government entities in eligible areas can apply for a grant to enhance the well-being of children in Hispanic/Latino families.
- In-kind support is also available to underserved business owners to foster economic development.
- Hispanic/Latinx artists can apply for grants of $7,500, for the creation and presentation of artwork.
- Louisiana Hispanic-owned businesses can apply for grants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts and natural disaster relief.
- Nonprofit organizations can apply for grants of up to $20,000, for community benefit programs and cultural projects.
- Museums and libraries can apply for up to $3,000 to preserve and exhibit collections that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Today, more than ever, Hispanic Americans play an integral role in shaping the American experience. The influence of Hispanic culture appears in every aspect of American life — from politics to education to music and television. This is why this month, we celebrate the history, contributions, influence, and accomplishments of Hispanic people who have enriched the nation.
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