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Hoosier nonprofits awarded Indiana Humanities grants

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana Humanities has awarded a total of nearly $125,000 to 31 Hoosier nonprofits. The organization says the funding will support public humanities programs in communities throughout the state, including a reading-and-discussion program in Gary focusing on a Martin Luther King Jr. speech and a Lawrence County project that digitizes and makes available historic artifacts related to Spring Mill State Park.

The grants are broken down into five categories: action grants, historic preservation grants, INcommon grants, innovation grants and collaboration grants.

Action grants, worth up to $3,000, support nonprofits that sponsor public humanities programs, including exhibitions, workshops and lectures. Historic preservation grants, up to $2,500, fund activities “that educate Indiana citizens about historic places and properties,” particularly the need to preserve and protect them.

Indiana Humanities says INcommon grants, worth up to $5,000, are used to help nonprofits “develop and implement public programs that look at the histories driving contemporary debates around immigration, gentrification, incarceration, policing, institutional racism, the legacies of segregation in housing and education, and more.”

Innovation grants, up to $10,000, are used to support the development and implementation of “bold and creative public humanities programs.” Collaboration grants are worth up to $20,000 and are meant to encourage nonprofits to partner with other community organizations to “deliver in-depth public humanities programming built around a core idea or theme.”

The grant recipients are listed below. You can learn more about their specific projects by clicking here.

Action Grants

  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Bloomington
  • Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative, Whiting
  • Carmel Clay Historical Society, Carmel
  • Oakwood Foundation Chautauqua-Wawasee, Syracuse
  • Friends of Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell
  • Indiana University South Bend, South Bend
  • City of Bloomington Council for Community Access, Bloomington
  • Lakeshore Public Media, Merrillville
  • Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Indianapolis
  • IndyHub, Indianapolis
  • Landmark Columbus Foundation, Columbus
  • Dani’s Dreams Innovation in Education Corp., Greenfield
  • Allen County–Fort Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne
  • Athenaeum Foundation, Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, Indianapolis
  • Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust, Fort Wayne

Historic Preservation Education Grants

  • Indiana Barn Foundation, Indianapolis
  • Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, South Bend
  • The Indiana Album, Indianapolis
  • Historic Fall Creek Pendleton Settlement, Pendleton

INcommon Grants

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Indianapolis
  • HealthVisions Midwest, Fort Wayne
  • The Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse, Gary
  • Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, Fountain City
  • Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo
  • League of Women Voters of Hancock County, Greenfield
  • DePauw University, Greencastle

Innovation Grants

  • Big Car Collaborative, Indianapolis

Collaboration Grants

  • Spirit & Place, Indianapolis
  • Cedar Lake Historical Association, Cedar Lake