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Fiscal Year 2014 Grant Recipients

FY 2014

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Grantee City Amount Project
African Culture Connection Omaha $9,000 Continuation & Expansion of African Cultural Connection's School Residencies Program
Angels Theatre Company Lincoln $405 Guy Reynolds’ participation as discussion leader after three performances of “Xingu”
Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools Ashland $500 Jeff Kurrus presentations
Asian Community and Cultural Center Lincoln $1,800 Seven-week English language learning and literacy program for Vietnamese, Karen, Sudanese, and other immigrant families

and $2,811 Year-long series of English language learning, literacy and citizenship classes for Vietnamese, Karen, and other immigrant and refugee families
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln $1,178 Fund a call for submission and public reading and discussion of Great Plains experience through poetry

and $1,395 Lecture and conversation held in conjunction with Civil War medicine exhibit
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha $1,225 School visits to promote statewide Spanish language creative writing contest

and $2,625 Dr. Joseph Bruchac’s 3-day history and culture presentations

and $1,875 Participation of Spanish film maker Oscar Clemente at Film Streams
Bright Lights, Inc. Lincoln $1,500 Need-based scholarships for low-income students to attend week-long, humanities-based summer enrichment classes
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival McCook $3,550 Annual festival exploring the theme Deep Roots – Broad Horizons
Cathedral Arts Project Omaha $1,500 Scholar participation during South Pacific-themed flower show
Center for Rural Affairs Lyons $4,889 Two events with agricultural ethicist Paul Thompson
City of Lincoln Lincoln $1,500 Help fund the 2014 Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration
Crane River Theater Company Kearney $1,800 Page to Stage Series for Libraries in Broken Bow, Cozad, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, Minden and Ravenna
Creighton University Omaha $4,222 Monique Truong ’s participation at the 24th Annual Women and Health Lecture
Douglas County Historical Society Omaha $1,310 Four presentations by Gerald Charles Dickens as part of the 4th annual Charles Dickens festival
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Omaha $1,000 Paticipation of Luma Mufleh at the all-school read for Outcasts United
El Museo Latino Omaha $3,500 Monthly fall series of author and artist talks, with discussion and Q&A

and $2,730 Fund six additional presentations in its monthly series of author and artist talks
Five Rivers RC&D Tecumseh $1,300 Symposium on “The Old West”
Flatwater Shakespeare Company Lincoln $970 Series of weekly classes leading up to the youth production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors
Fort Atkinson Foundation Fort Calhoun $1,130 Interpretive Signage for Historical Garden
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $650 Fund two speakers for the annual Homestead Days event
Friends of the Midwest Theater Scottsbluff $1,120 Educational presentation and public performance about music on the Oregon Trail

and $1,208 Fund participation of 6 acclaimed documentary films and discussion sessions at Community Cinema
Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation Genoa $1,968 Genoa Indian School Celebration events
Grand Island Community Foundation Grand Island $7,000 Develop website content of workshop/exhibition programs of Sudanese girls who settled in Grand Island through a quilting project
Great American Comedy Festival Norfolk $1,050 Help fund the development of a curriculum to learn more about the history of Johnny Carson and his commitment to Norfolk
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Omaha $500 Four presentations and community conversations exploring the history of condemned homes in North Omaha
Institute for Holocaust Education Omaha $8,350 Help fund Fabric of Survival exhibit and programming surrounding it
John G. Neihardt Foundation Bancroft $4,236 34th Annual Neihardt Spring Conference
Joslyn Castle Trust Omaha $3,500 Series of performances, presentations and discussions that explore the life, work, interests, and historical context of Bram Stoker
Justice for Our Neighbors-Nebraska Omaha $1,150 Series of discussions about the immigrant experience and murals created by Waite White
Kaneko Omaha $11,500 Help fund a quarterly “feedback” series, which combine elements of author readings, writing workshops, and literary discussion
Kearney Area Community Foundation Kearney $1,500 18th annual Kearney Area Storytelling Festival

and $6,000 19th annual Kearney Area Storytelling Festival
Latino American Commission Lincoln $725 8th annual state commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Lincoln County Historical Society/Museum North Platte $4,600 Help fund a scholar and publicity for the Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous event
Lincoln Orchestra Association Lincoln $2,000 Multi-media presentation of Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony
Malaika Foundation Central City $10,000 Five global education workshops for Nebraska's teachers
Malone Community Center Lincoln $6,000 Series of 3 lectures and 2 moderated discussions
Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Lincoln $2,000 Traveling Mari Sandoz table top display for use at museums and libraries
Meadowlark Music Festival Lincoln $1,900 Pre-concert lecture on the art and heritage of the Tango
Metropolitan Community College Foundation Omaha $10,000 Help fund participation by 10 nationally renowned playwrights as part of the 9th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference
Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands Omaha $5,490 Help fund Dia de los Muertos programming
Multicultural Coalition Of Grand Island Grand Island $2,700 Produce and promote a 12-part video series and photography installation about immigrant life in Grand Island
Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce Nebraska City $2,000 Three scholars and educational components on the Coney Island Strongman Spectacular
Nebraska Museum Association Lincoln $480 Keynote speaker for the Nebraska Museums Association Conference
Nebraska Oregon California Trails Association Minden $1,800 Three presenters at the 2014 Oregon California Trails Association Conference
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Inc. Omaha $6,000 Pre-show scholar forums for the 28th annual Shakespeare on the Green and their 9th annual fall tour
Nebraska Society Daughters of the American Revolution Omaha Chapter Omaha $1,700 Joe Starita's talk on Susan LaFlesche Picotte
Nebraska StoryArts Omaha $1,600 Participation of four professional storytellers at the 13th annual Moonshell Storytelling Festival
Nebraska Writers Collective Omaha $14,826 Help support participation in a Visiting Writers Series by seven nationally acclaimed performance poets and twelve Nebraska poets
NET Foundation for Television Lincoln $11,035 Help fund a documentary focused on the life of Susan LaFlesche Picotte and her legacy
Old West Days, Inc. Valentine $2,000 Five cowboy poets, storytellers and songwriters at the 23rd annual Old West Days
Omaha Corral-Westerners International Omaha $916 James Donovan's Alamo talk

and $900 Roger DiSilvestro's talk on Theodore Roosevelt
Omaha Theater Company Omaha $6,580 Scholar participation to facilitate post show Q&A and discussion following performances
Panhandle Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. Scottsbluff $1,650 Participation of cultural specialist at Intertribal Gathering
Plattsmouth Main Street Association Plattsmouth $1,550 Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the European Discovery of the Platte River
Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Seward $13,200 Participation of eight children’s book authors and illustrators at the Plum Creek Children's Festival
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Niobara $1,500 Website development and eBook to preserve and share the Ponca language and culture
Seward Arts Council Seward $3,854 Benjamin Marxhausen’s 3 presentations on art education
Sheldon Art Association Lincoln $10,100 Historic artifacts exhibit and associated programming
Social Action Committee of Unitarian Church Lincoln $3,350 National Borders and Refugees 6-part lecture series
TEDxLincoln Lincoln $10,000 Video production of TEDxYouth@Lincoln event and the TEDxLincoln event
UNL Board of Regents Center for Great Plains Studies Lincoln $1,500 Fund publicity for Drought in the Life, Cultures, and Landscapes of the Great Plains symposium

and $7,000 Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead Symposium
Village of Oak Oak $675 Living history presenters at Oregon Trail Re-Enactments
Wayne State College Wayne $500 Fred de Sam Lazaro’s Under-Told Stories presentations
Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $6,000 Help fund the Prairie Writers Workshop and Willa Cather Spring Conference
World Theatre Foundation Kearney $1,775 Screening of documentary Dear Zachary and talk-back session

and $3,352 Eleven film screenings and discussion series

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.