May 4, 2018
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
(Oakland, CA) After a competitive process, 15 nonprofit organizations across the state were awarded Humanities for All Quick Grants (HFAQG) totaling $75,000 from California Humanities, the state-wide humanities nonprofit that helps connect Californians to ideas and to one another. These newly-awarded projects offer meaningful insights into the diverse ways Californians share, offer, reflect, and celebrate the humanities in their daily lives. The projects reflect statewide geographic diversity and range from hands-on workshops providing youth the opportunity to learn traditional basket-weaving from tribal elders in Oroville; to a program exploring the power of music to influence personal and social change in San Francisco. Included in this round of awards are projects that were selected to receive our inaugural Arts + Humanities and Youth Voices grant designations.
The Humanities for All grant program 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 includes such communities as Nevada City and Belmont in our work to engage with Californians across the state through programming that is unique to their communities ,” 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 stories, issues, and experiences.”
A Complete list of Humanities for All QUICK Grants can be found on the California Humanities’ website.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES
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. An independent non-profit and partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, 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.