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California Humanities Awards $175,000 for First Round of Humanities For All Project Grants

June 2, 2017
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
415.391.1474

(Oakland, CA) After a highly competitive process, 12 nonprofit organizations and public partners have been awarded Humanities for All Project Grants totaling $174,500 from California Humanities, the state-wide humanities nonprofit that works to connect Californian to ideas and one another. The first round of this new grant program drew 80 applicants including museums, libraries, universities, and cultural institutions from across the state.

The grants will support locally-developed public humanities projects that respond to the needs, interests and concerns of Californians and promote understanding among our state’s diverse population. Among them are an oral history project that will record, present, and disseminate first-person accounts of Punjabi immigrant women in the Central Valley, an exhibit and series of public programs that will explore the connection between the development of the science fiction genre within the context of scientific, technological, and cultural shifts in mid-century California, to a community-university partnership that will engage people living near the US-Mexican border in humanities and arts-making programs culminating in a museum exhibit. Awards range from $10,000 to $20,000.

“This first round of HFA Project Grants brought in large number of high quality proposals reflecting the need for diverse humanities programming across our state.” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the 12 grantees whose projects will promote understanding and give voice to a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”

A COMPLETE LIST OF HUMANITIES FOR ALL PROJECT GRANTS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES
California Humanities is an independent non-profit and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1975 California Humanities has been promoting the humanities a relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. To find out more about California Humanities and the projects we support, visit www.calhum.org.

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