One of America's Cultural Treasures

Ballet Hispánico is committed to its founding mission of access, diversity, and inclusion. On September 24, 2020, after 50 years of living that legacy, Ballet Hispánico was recognized with an award by a consortium of funders led by the Ford Foundation naming us one of America’s Cultural Treasures.

The Ford Foundation spearheaded this initiative in collaboration with 16 donors and funders from across the country to support Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty organizations across the country received unrestricted grants of between $1 million and $6 million--Ballet Hispánico is receiving $4.5 million over four years.

Ballet Hispánico is a transformative cultural organization for audiences, families, and communities across our country. This award will contribute to our long-term stability and enable us to continue our work in elevating Black and Brown voices.

Ballet Hispánico gratefully recognizes the generosity and transformative spirit of the Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Barbara and Amos Hostetter, the Abrams Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation, and Tom and Lisa Blumenthal for their investment in this award.

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