Awards

1992, 1997, 2003 – Three awards from the U.S. Mexico Fund for Culture funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Bancomer, FONCA.

1996 – Los Cenzontles receives La Promesa Award: Building a Brighter Future for Latino Children.

1996 – Eugene Rodriguez receives the Arts Achievement Award by the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County.

2002 – Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center receives the Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

2002 – Eugene Rodriguez receives the California Arts Council Director’s Award.

2003 – California Arts Council Award In Recognition of Exemplary Contributions to the Arts in California.

2003 – El H Ayuntamiento de Tecolotlan, Jalisco – Reconocimiento al Mariachi Tradicional Los Cenzontles por conserver las raices de nuestra musica vernacular.

Received the same Award from the following cities on the 2003 tour:
Tamazulita, Jalisco
Tepic, Nayarit
Concepcion de Buenos Aires, Jalisco
Tapalpa, Jalisco
Tuxpan, Jalisco
Pihuamo, Jalisco
Zapotiltic, Jalisco

2009 – San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Award.

2009 – Eugene Rodriguez receives the Business Leadership Award from the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

2010 – Eugene Rodriguez receives the KQED and Wells Fargo Latino Heritage Month “Local Hero” Award.

2013 – Los Cenzontles receives the Arts Achievement Award by the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County.

2013 – Eugene Rodriguez awarded a United States Artists Oliver Fellowship.