Recent Grant Awards

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.

Grant Recipient City Amount Description
African Culture Connection Omaha $10,750 Summer Student Programming and Event
Angels Theatre Company Lincoln $1,225 Salon Reading Series
Antelope County Society Neligh $2,000 Native American display
Arnold Area History Museum Arnold $2,000 Planning for History Museum Website
Asian Community and Cultural Center Lincoln $1,450 Camp Culture 2022
$1,900 Untold Migrant Stories 22-23
BLIXT Locally Grown Lincoln $1,565 Post-play History Discussions
Bright Lights Lincoln $5,000 Youth Summer Camp Humanities Programming
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha $2,000 Lecture Series
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival McCook $2,000 2022 Event
Center for Legal Immigration Lincoln $2,500 Language Learning Materials and Teacher Stipend
Completely KIDS Omaha $2,814 Multiculturalism Through Music
Crane River Theater Kearney $2,000 “Page to Stage” outreach program
$3,350 Student Matinee of “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
The Durham Museum Omaha $10,700 Museum Live! digital learning program
The Film Collaborative Los Angeles, CA $15,000 A documentary film
Flatwater Shakespeare Company Lincoln $3,188 Little But Fierce Children’s Writing Workshop
Fontenelle Forest Bellevue $7,750 Speaker series to coincide with a new exhibit
Food Fort Lincoln $1,100 “Tree Top Education” elementary school reading and writing program
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $2,550 Prairie Visions Fiddle Festival
Friends of Loren Eiseley Lincoln $6,500 Loren Eiseley “Star Thrower” series in Scotts Bluff County
Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation Genoa $2,000 Genoa Indian School Recognition and Remembrance Day
Great Plains Theatre Commons Omaha $10,000 New Play Conference
History Nebraska Lincoln $716 Exhibit-based Lecture
Institute for Holocaust Education Omaha $5,000 Anne Frank Traveling Exhibit and Education Program
John G. Neihardt Foundation Bancroft $3,627 41st Annual Neihardt Spring Conference
Lincoln Commission on Human Rights Lincoln $300 Martin Luther King Jr. “Living a Dream” arts competition
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra Lincoln $2,900 2022-23 Pre-Concert Chats
LUX Center for the Arts Lincoln $2,000 Gladys Lux Retrospective Booklet
Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Lincoln $2,000 2022 Pilster Lecture & Sandoz Symposium
Nebraska Deaf Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Omaha $1,500 Deaf History Month Kickoff event
Nebraska Journalism Trust Omaha $1,925 January 2022 forum to explore the current state of journalism in Nebraska
Nebraska Poetry Society Omaha $625 Educational events
$750 Fall/Winter 2022 Virtual Education Events
Nebraska Public Media Lincoln $10,000 “Nebraska Stories” series 14th season production
Nebraska StoryArts Omaha $2,000 Moonshell Storytelling Festival
Nebraska Thespians Omaha $3,000 Student workshops with a traveling artist at the 2023 Nebraska Thespian Festival
Nebraska Writers Collective Omaha $7,500 Touring artist workshops and readings for the All Writes Reserved Youth Poetry Festival
Omaha Community Playhouse Omaha $1,900 Community Discussion about a Play and Playwright
O. NE Mentoring Academy Omaha $1,250 Mentoring Underserved Students
Omaha Performing Arts Omaha $4,189 Voices AMPLIFIED arts and social justice series
Omaha Public Schools Omaha $924 Buena Vista Faculty Youth Book Club
Opera Omaha Omaha $2,000 Poetry & Music Project 2022-2023
Platte Valley Literacy Association Columbus $2,000 Citizenship class
Robert Henri Museum and Historical Walkway Cozad $2,000 Exhibit: “Boyhood on the Prairie: Robert Henri’s Early Years in Nebraska”
Sidney Gold Rush Days Sidney $1,500 Sidney Gold Rush Days
Social Action Committee of Unitarian Church Lincoln $2,000 Winter Lecture Series “Conflicts within Nations and the Right to Protect”
$2,000 Winter Lecture Series “Polarization in America: Is Foreign Policy Different”
Southern Heights Food Forest Lincoln $1,500 “Cultural Foodways”
Stand In For Nebraska Lincoln $5,800 Roots to Rise Summer Day Camp
Stone Soup Productions Washington, D.C. $12,500 A Nebraska-based episode of The People’s Recorder, a podcast on the 1930s Federal Writers’ Project
TEDx Lincoln Lincoln $2,000 Nebraska Storytelling Festival
Together We Achieve Miracles, Inc. Omaha $1,750 Townhall sharing history of Saratoga and the Beltline Railroad
Tri-Faith Initiative Omaha $1,000 “Race, Religion, and Social Justice” planning grant
$5,000 “Race, Religion, and Social Justice”
United by Culture Lexington $6,950 Courageous Voices program for students
University of Nebraska-Kearney Board of Regents Kearney $10,000 PAWS University summer Spanish immersion and humanities programming
$2,000 Artist Talk at World Affairs Conference
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Board of Regents Lincoln $2,000 Contemporary Indigeneity 2022
Lincoln $10,000 Develop instructional frameworks to use “Nebraska Stories of Humanity” as a community and school educational resource
University of Nebraska- Omaha Board of Regents Omaha $2,000 “Living Library”
$1,900 ArteLatinX exhibit
$2,000 “On the Inside” exhibition
$3,700 “Memory Serves” Symposium on Dementia
Vision Maker Media Lincoln $2,000 Filmmaker Summit 2022
Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $2,000 Smithsonian Crossroads Supplemental Programming
$10,085 Spring Conference Programming
The World Theatre Foundation Kearney $1,900 Jazz at the World