December 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
(Oakland, CA) After a competitive process, 10 nonprofit organizations across the state were awarded Humanities for All Project Grants totaling $175,000 from California Humanities, the state-wide humanities nonprofit that helps connect Californians to ideas and one another.
Over 65 proposals were received for the August 2017 deadline for this new grants program, which supports locally-developed projects that respond to the needs, interests and concerns of Californians, provide accessible learning experiences for the public, and promote understanding among our state’s diverse population.
Awarded projects include a series of live public storytelling events to be conducted by and broadcast on a public radio station in the Northern California’s Russian River Area, to an oral history project that will develop materials for a new museum exhibit to reflect San Diego’s diverse communities, to a multimedia environmental humanities project in Yucca Valley, a small community in Southern California’s High Desert region. A full list can be found on the website.
“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and, will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the 10 grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”
California Humanities promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit www.calhum.org, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.