August 23, 2017
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
(Oakland, CA) After a competitive grant process, 12 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 Californians to ideas and one another. The third round of grants totaled $56,500 and funded local public humanities projects, taking place across the state over the course of the next year.
Over 85 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 an oral history on cannery workers of Santa Clara Valley, intergenerational Southeast Asian refugee storytelling, and a Long Table gathering focusing on indigenous voices and imagining new futures while fostering participatory quilting.
“The variety of stories about California, told by the people of California in different ways, will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the 12 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 they support, visit www.calhum.org, you can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.