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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 the quarterly reading series at Gallery 1516 in Omaha
Central Community College Hastings $1,626 To help fund the Earth Week: Native Corn event
College of Saint Mary Omaha $1,800 To help fund four monthly lectures by Kelly Church
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $1,800 To help fund two days of storytelling at Homestead National Monument
Friends of the University of Nebraska Press Lincoln $1,300 To help fund two author presentations at the Nebraska Book Festival
Inclusive Communities of Omaha Omaha $2,000 To fund the 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 at the Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft.
Lincoln City Libraries Lincoln $1,796 Print and mail posters and bookmarks to Nebraska’s 320 libraries to promote the new website.
Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center Lincoln $2,000 To fund six workshops focusing on the history and culture of African art and a workshop on the origins of coffee in Africa
Nebraska State Historical Society Lincoln $1,300 To help fund a series of programming related to immigration in Nebraska
The Nebraska Writing Project at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln Lincoln $800 To help fund the 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
NPPS KIDS Klub North Platte $1,081 To fund a humanities exploration day
Sheldon Art Association Lincoln $1,925 To help fund an exhibit that will highlight the works in the Sheldon collection that relate to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and a public talk
University of Nebraska History Graduate Students' Association Lincoln $2,000 To help fund the luncheon keynote speaker, William Fliss
University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Modern Languages Kearney $1,500 Spring screening of three international films at the World Theater
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Board of Regents Lincoln $2,000 Two First Friday Talks
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

and $800 To help fund Benjamin Bagby at a free pre-performance Beowulf lecture
Verse, Inc. Omaha $1,200 To present history through performance of spoken word, song and dance at Love’s Jazz and Art Center
Vision Maker Media Lincoln $1,000 To help fund Vision Maker's Spring Film Festival

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.