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California Humanities Awards $71,286 for Latest Humanities for All Quick Grants

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Lucena Lau Valle

August 15, 2018 (Oakland, CA)—California Humanities announces grant awards that offer meaningful insights into the diverse ways Californians share, offer, reflect, and celebrate the humanities in their daily lives. Fifteen nonprofit organizations across the state were awarded Humanities for All Quick Grants (HFAQG) totaling $71,286 In the second of three rounds of this competitive grant program in 2018. The projects reflect statewide geographic diversity and range from the Folsom Public Library’s exhibit “Faces of Folsom,” a youth-generated journalism and photography project that will capture portraits and stories of Folsom’s community members, to Claremont Heritage’s panel discussion and dance performance “Mexican Serenade Revisited: ‘The Padua Hills Theatre and The Mexican Players,’” which will bring together historians, former Mexican Players, and the children of performers to explore the impact of the Padua Hills Theatre on the Pomona Valley’s Latinx community.

The Humanities for All grant program from California Humanities, the state-wide humanities nonprofit that helps connect Californians to ideas and to one another, 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 promote understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.

“As a statewide organization, we are committed to reaching all corners of California. We are delighted with this latest round of HFA Quick Grants, which includes such communities as Camptonville located in the Sierras, Salinas on the Central Coast,  and Arcata in Humboldt County. These projects will engage with Californians across the state through programming that is unique to their communities,” said Julie Fry, President and CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the 15 grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of stories, issues, and experiences.”

A complete list of Humanities for All Quick Grants can be found on the California Humanities’ website (


California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the 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 or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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