Grantee Profile: Mexican Cultural Center
In years past, Mexican Cultural Centers emerged in locations across the country to serve as a link with Latin American communities and the American people. At their peak, there were more than 40 centers that helped to meet the needs of the community with programs focused on education, culture, sports, health and community affairs.
Today, the Mexican Cultural Center in Denver is the only remaining center of its kind in the United States. The Center’s primary goal is to enhance the perception of Mexico and its people among the residents of Colorado through art, cultural events and education.
Established as a nonprofit in 1992, the Mexican Cultural Center’s programming instills a sense of pride and confidence among Latinos, especially those born and raised in Colorado. For non-Latinos, programming helps build understanding and appreciation for the many contributions of Latinos in the country and specifically in Colorado.
The Mexican Cultural Center is often invited to partner with other organizations on targeted programs including Denver Film Society’s CineLatino Festival, the Denver Biennial of the Americas, and Museo de las Americas.
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides general operating support to help the Center build community relationships, and to facilitate audience development and engagement for partner organizations who are hosting the Mexican Cultural Center’s signature programs, which are all free of charge.
To learn more about the many happenings, visit the Mexican Cultural Center of Denver’s official website.