December 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
(Oakland, CA) California Humanities, a state-wide humanities nonprofit, is pleased to announce awards for the third round of our new Humanities for All (HFA) Quick Grants Program. 15 organizations were awarded a total of $75,000 through a competitive grant process that attracted nearly 100 applicants. Humanities for All is a new grant program that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.
The funded projects that will take place across the state over the course of the next year include a series of workshops and presentations organized by a museum working in collaboration with local Native scholars and tribal leaders in Santa Cruz, a communal mural-making project documenting the contributions of diverse ethnic and cultural groups to the Central Valley town of Lemoore, and a series of discussions using the tradition of “Council” that will help build bridges of understanding between law enforcement officers, community activists, and the general public in Los Angeles.
“We are again delighted that this round of HFA Quick Grants brought in such a large number of high quality proposals that reflect the diversity of our state,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the 15 grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”
A Complete list of Humanities for All QuickGrants can be found on our website.
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