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Humanities Nebraska offers grants to nonprofit organizations in support of projects related to the humanities including history, literature, languages, jurisprudence, philosophy, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, theory and criticism of the arts. Applicants must have non-profit status according to the State of Nebraska and the IRS, and must provide proof of 501(c)(3) or other 501(c) status. (State, county, or local government entities, including schools, are exempt from this requirement.)

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This Year's Grant Recipients

Backwaters Reading Press Omaha $1,700 To help fund the 2018 season of their quarterly reading series at Gallery 1516 in Omaha
Central Community College Hastings $1,626 To help fund the Earth Week: Native Corn event on April 28 at 9:30 am, at the Hastings Campus.
College of Saint Mary Omaha $1,800 To help fund four monthly lectures by Kelly Church from February to May.
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $1,800 To help fund two days of storytelling (March 22-23) at the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice.
Friends of the University of Nebraska Press Lincoln $1,300 To help fund two author presentations at the Nebraska Book Festival on August 25, at UNL's downtown City Campus Union.
Inclusive Communities of Omaha Omaha $2,000 To fund its 2018 series of Omaha Table Talk: Race Dialogues at the Weitz Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
John G. Neihardt Foundation Bancroft $1,420 To help fund the 2018 Neihardt Spring Conference on April 28 at the Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft.
Lincoln City Libraries Lincoln $1,796 To print and mail posters and bookmarks to Nebraska’s 320 libraries to promote the new website.
The Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center Lincoln $2,000 To fund six workshops (three hours each) on December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 6 pm focusing on the history and culture of African art and a workshop on the origins of coffee in Africa on December 20 at 6 pm.
Nebraska State Historical Society Lincoln $1,300 To help fund a series of programming related to immigration in Nebraska in February and March 2018.
The Nebraska Writing Project at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln Lincoln $800 To help fund their 12th annual Poetry of Place Celebration, which encourages teachers and students throughout the state to study and write poetry about Nebraska. The project culminates with a public reading by student poets on May 4 in the Warner Chamber of the State Capitol in Lincoln.
NPPS KIDS Klub North Platte $1,081 To fund a daylong humanities exploration.
Sheldon Art Association Lincoln $1,925 To help fund the curation of an exhibit that will run January through July 2018 highlighting works in the Sheldon collection that relate to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. There will also be a public talk by the guest curator in Spring 2018.
University of Nebraska History Graduate Students' Association Lincoln $2,000 To help fund the luncheon keynote speaker, William Fliss on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the UNL Cather Complex – Red Cloud Room.
University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Modern Languages Kearney $1,500 For its spring screening of three international films at the World Theater on February 6, March 6 and April 6-8 (7:30 pm except the Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm).
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Board of Regents Lincoln $2,000 For two upcoming exhibits – Cowboys from the Collection January 9-April 21 and Robert Lee Taylor May 4-August 25.
University of Nebraska at Omaha Board of Regents Omaha $1,000 To help fund the keynote speaker at the Annual John Trudell Lecture in Native American Studies on February 16 at 7:30 pm, at UNO’s Thompson Alumni Center.

and $800 To help fund Benjamin Bagby for a free pre-performance Beowulf lecture on 2/26 at 6 pm at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.
Verse, Inc. Omaha $1,200 To present history through performance of spoken word, song and dance on February 17 at Love’s Jazz and Art Center.
Vision Maker Media Lincoln $1,000 To help fund Vision Maker's Spring Film Festival in April 2018.

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and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.