The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that CasaCuba has received a $750,000 matching grant, which encourages additional private support. The funding will support the architectural design phase of the state-of-the-art center that will host lectures, academic conferences, community events, and digital and physical exhibitions intended to further the study and public understanding of the Cuban heritage.
“This extraordinary award from NEH is a testament not only to CasaCuba’s inspiring vision and progress to date, but to FIU´s long history as an epicenter of Cuban studies and culture,” said María Carla Chicuén, executive director of CasaCuba. “I am grateful to NEH for recognizing CasaCuba´s potential as a prominent intellectual and cultural institution, and hope that this gift will inspire many others to support us philanthropically.”
This funding cycle marks the second round of grant awards made under NEH’s Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program, which seeks to leverage federal funds against private investment to help create and sustain the nation’s humanities infrastructure.