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May 17, 2010
NJ Revilla-García

HACU ranked among the top 25 Hispanic nonprofits in the nation

Hispanic Business magazine has released its list of the Top 25 Hispanic Nonprofits in the U.S. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is among the non-profits listed. The magazine ranks non-profits by their previous year’s expenditures. View PDF of HACU 2009 Annual Report.

In its 2009 Annual Report, HACU reported: Congressional appropriations decisions made history for HSIs in 2009. The Title V HSI Undergraduate Program surpassed the $100 million mark for the first time, increasing to $117 million for FY 2010. The Graduate Program Part B of Title V of HEA received $11.5 million for the very first time through a mandatory provision within the HEA reauthorization and an additional $10.5 million in discretionary funding. Funding for Title VII of the Farm Bill, administered by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), increased almost 50%, to $9.237 million for FY 2010. Over the years, HACU’s advocacy efforts have produced more than 1.4 billion in federal dollars for HSIs and Hispanic higher education.

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) national headquarter are based in San Antonio, Texas. HACU was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).  HACU will celebrate its 25th Anniversary when it hosts its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 29-31, 2011.