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CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES AWARDS $75,000 FOR LATEST ROUND OF HUMANITIES FOR ALL QUICK GRANTS

June 1, 2017

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
415.391.1474

(Oakland, CA) After a competitive grant process, 15 nonprofit organizations and public partners across the state were awarded Humanities for All Quick Grants from California Humanities, state-wide humanities nonprofit that works to connect Californian to ideas and one another. The second round  of grants totaled $75,000 and funded local public humanities projects, taking place across the state over the course of the next year.

Over 135 projects were submitted and were intended to respond to the needs, interests and concerns of Californians and promote understanding among our state’s diverse population.

Examples of funded programs include a series of community conversations about the Middle East in Humboldt County, an exhibit documenting a vanishing outsider art community in the East Bay, and a community history and place-making multimedia project in the Mojave Desert.

“This round of HFA Quick Grants brought a large number of high quality proposals that reflect the diversity of our state,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “It tells us that there is an interest and need in this type of program funding. 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 QUICK 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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