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Fiscal Year 2018 Grant Recipients

African Culture Connection Omaha $10,000 Sponsor the expansion of "Kingdoms" curriculum and professional development for eight teaching artists
Angels Theatre Company Lincoln $2,000 Help fund presentations/talk-back sessions in connection to an upcoming performance of Sedition
Asian Community & Cultural Center Lincoln $6,000 Support of the continuation of their Stories of US program for 2018-2019

and $625 Help fund “Camp Culture” for children entering 1st through 5th grades

and $2,000 Help provide support for the “Untold Migrant Stories” digital storytelling program involving immigrant and refugee students from Lincoln High School
Backwaters Press Omaha $1,700 Help fund the 2018 season of the quarterly reading series at Gallery 1516 in Omaha
Board of Regents, UNK Kearney $1,500 Spring screening of three international films at the World Theater

and $1,200 Develop and implement a bike tour program that focuses on agriculture and industrial history

and $2,000 Help fund an Orphan Train Colloquium which will include a keynote speaker, plenary speakers, panel presentations/discussions, and peer-reviewed academic papers.
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln $2,000 Help fund Cowboys from the Collection and Robert Lee Taylor exhibitions

and $800 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

and $2,000 Help fund an exhibition of photographs focusing on first-generation, small scale, sustainable farmers
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha $800 Help fund Benjamin Bagby at a free pre-performance Beowulf lecture

and $1,750 Help fund a film screening and discussion as part of Cinemateca 2018

and $1,400 Help provide funds for an oral history project documenting the relationships between the African-American and Jewish communities in North Omaha throughout the 20th century

and $1,996 Hire and train someone to collect oral histories and a training workshop to encourage the general public to capture, share and preserve stories from their own communities and families

and $2,000 Sponsor three speakers at the Medieval/Renaissance Studies annual lecture series
Bright Lights, Inc. Lincoln $1,600 Sponsor 2 humanities-themed summer enrichment classes
Brownville Cultural Center Brownville $700 Help fund a series of talks around the history and culture of the Otoes and Missourias in relationship to Brownville
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival McCook $1,000 Help fund the Buffalo Commons Storytelling and Music Festival
Buffalo County Community Health Partners Kearney $5,670 Provide funding for PhotoVoice classes for community youth in the 2018-19 academic year
Central Community College Hastings $1,626 Help fund the Earth Week: Native Corn event
City of Hastings Hastings $1,414 Support the Native American Festival held at the Hastings Museum
College of Saint Mary Omaha $1,800 Help fund four monthly lectures by Kelly Church
Completely Kids Omaha $3,380 Provide an Omaha History Club opportunity to third through sixth graders
Crane River Theater Company Kearney $2,000 Help fund the Page to Stage Program that guides children, preschool through 6th grade, through the reading, discussion, and portrayal of characters from “Madagascar.”
Durham Museum Omaha $10,000 Help fund an exhibit featuring artifacts and stories about Nebraska’s connections to World War I

and $9,110 Provide support for companion programs and materials for "American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith" exhibit
El Museo Latino Omaha $3,900 Help fund four presentations about Latino Art and Culture

and $3,400 Provide funding support for History, Traditions and Celebrations – A Lecture Series
Elkhorn Valley Historical Society Elkhorn $900 Help fund exhibit about the history of fashion in Northeast Nebraska at the Elkhorn Valley Museum
Film Streams, Inc. Omaha $5,100 Bring three television industry professionals for a Women in Television conversation
Flatwater Shakespeare Lincoln $3,000 Help fund Shakespearean sonnet workshops for students in grades K-12

and $900 Provide funding for six weeks of Shakespearean sonnet workshops for Sutton Elementary School students in grades K-6
Fontenelle Forest Bellevue $6,220 Develop an exhibit on the history of the people who lived in the area of Fontenelle Forest and the surrounding region around 1,000 years ago
Fort Atkinson Foundation Fort Calhoun $1,595 Hepl fund Fort Atkinson State Historical Park Bicentennial Celebration
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $1,800 Help fund two days of storytelling at Homestead National Monument

and $1,800 Help fund Homestead Days events

and $1,400 Help fund 2018 Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival
Friends of the Midwest Theater Scottsbluff $1,765 Provide funds for workshops and outreach featuring musician and cultural ambassador, Gina Chavez
Friends of the University of Nebraska Press Lincoln $1,300 Help fund two author presentations at the Nebraska Book Festival
Futuro Media Group New York, NY $10,000 Provide funding for two short films focusing on two women of historical significance in Nebraska, Grace Abbott & Susan LaFlesche Picotte
Great Plains Black History Museum Omaha $1,645 Help fund an exhibit of photos and journals on the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Selma
Greater Omaha Chamber Omaha $2,500 Provide support for the Leading Edge, training, development, and networking events
Henderson Heritage and Tourism Henderson $7,000 Sponsor an exhibit about conscientious objectors to WWI at the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park
Inclusive Communities of Omaha Omaha $2,000 Help 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 Help fund the 2018 Neihardt Spring Conference at the Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft.

and $2,435 Provide support for the 2019 spring John G. Neihardt conference at the Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft
Joslyn Castle Trust Omaha $1.636 Help fund the 2018 Art and Literary Festival: Celebrating the Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Kearney Area Community Foundation Kearney $5,000 Help fund the annual “Winter Tales” storytelling festival in Kearney
Lincoln City Libraries Lincoln $1,796 Print and mail posters and bookmarks to Nebraska’s 320 libraries to promote the new NebraskaAuthors.org website.
Lincoln Orchestra Association Lincoln $3,000 Sponsor pre-concert chats held prior to Lincoln Symphony Orchestra concerts
Malcolm X Memorial Foundation Omaha $1,970 Help fund a weekly radio show hosted by Stuart Chittenden that features interviews and panel discussions

and $1,450 Help bring six guests to discuss humanities topics on Lives radio show
Meadowlark Music Festival Lincoln $1,550 Help fund the Frank Proto, Cincinnati Symphony Composer In Residence event
Metropolitan Community College Omaha $2,000 Help fund the Creative Writing Forum of 2018

and $10,000 Help fund participation by six nationally renowned playwrights as part of the 13th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference
Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center Lincoln $2,000 Help fund six workshops focusing on the history and culture of African art and a workshop on the origins of coffee in Africa
Montana History Foundation Scottsbluff $10,000 Provide funding for the completion of Born to Rein film, highlighting the contributions of Nebraskans to the horse racing industry
National Orphan Train Complex Concordia, KS $4,954 Help fund four multimedia presentations about the history and impact of the Orphan Train, both nationally and in Nebraska
Nebraska Archaeological Society Lincoln $500 Help fund the 2018 Nebraska Artifact Show
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Lincoln $2,000 Bring a nationally recognized Teddy Roosevelt impersonator to Fort Kearney Outdoor Expo
Nebraska Library Association Lincoln $1,223 Help fund the “Unwritten but Relevant: Using Oral History to Engage Your Community and Document its History” program
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Omaha $1,250 Help fund the Shakespeare On The Green Scholars Forums

and $8,000 Support for the 13th annual Shakespeare On Tour for middle and high school students throughout Nebraska
Nebraska State Historical Society Lincoln $1,300 Help fund a series of programs and community dialogues related to immigration in Nebraska
Nebraska StoryArts Omaha $1,750 Help fund participation of three professional storytellers at the 17th annual Moonshell Storytelling Festival
Nebraska Writers Collective Omaha $9,160 Provide funding for the 8th annual Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains Youth Poetry Festival for the 2018-2019 school year
NET Foundation for Television Lincoln $10,000 Help with costs related to filming three "An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism" discussions and create a 30-minute piece for broadcast at a later date
NPPS KIDS Klub North Platte $1,081 Help fund a humanities exploration day
Omaha Girls Rock, Inc. Omaha $2,000 Help fund the Her Story/Our Story summer camp for girls
Omaha Jitterbugs Omaha $1,665 Help fund presentation to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938
O’Neill Public Library O'Neill $2,000 Help fund two lecture demonstrations by global multi-instrumentalist Todd Green
Plum Creek Children's Literary Festival Concordia $9,000 Help fund participation of 18 children’s book authors and illustrators
Scotts Bluff County Tourism Gering $2,600 Help fund an Irish and Scottish heritage festival
Sheldon Art Association Lincoln $1,925 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
Sioux County Schools Harrison $1,240 Support the Celebrate Geography Day - Africa event at Harrison Elementary School
Social Action Committee of Unitarian Church Lincoln $3,002 Provide funding for the Winter Lecture Series: The Korean Peninsula, Past, Present and Future
Strategic Air & Space Museum Ashland $5,500 Bring a traveling exhibit about Francis Gary Powers to the museum
Trinidad Center Lexington $2,000 Bring African Culture Connection of Omaha to perform at the United by Culture Festival
UNION for Contemporary Art Omaha $1,350 Help fund a public lecture and panel discussion on institutionalized racism in America
University of Nebraska History Graduate Students' Association Lincoln $1,900 Help fund luncheon keynote speaker, William Fliss
Valentine Community Schools Valentine $2,000 Help fund Valentine Community Schools summer program
Verse, Inc. Omaha $1,200 Present history through spoken word, song and dance

and $2,625 Help fund series featuring songs and stories of North Omaha by twelve African American female vocalists
Village of Oak Oak $849 Help fund the 1864 Oregon Trail Re-enactments
Vision Maker Media Lincoln $1,000 Help fund Vision Maker's Spring Film Festival
Volunteers of America Lewellen $1,054 Help fund Chautauqua style performances of Mormon Trail pioneers and oral histories
Wessels Living History Farm York $740 Help fund three presenters at the 26th Living History Day
Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $9,470 Help fund the 63rd annual Willa Cather Spring Conference

and $8,400 Provide funding for an exhibit and lecture that challenge the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes about Native American history
Yazidi Cultural Center Lincoln $1,361 Help fund an event to remember the 2014 Yazidi genocide

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and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.