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 American Midwest / Milwaukee Film Bethesda MD $13,359 Production of documentary short on the history of racial terror lynchings in the Midwest
Asian Community and Cultural Center Lincoln $1,630 youth multicultural summer camp
AND $5,460 Storytelling workshops for immigrants and refugees
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha $3,932 Facilitated discussion and poetry workshop for “Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers” exhibit
Blixt Locally Grown Lincoln $1,550 Conversations and educational outreach following performances of “Not Too Far Distant”
Bright Lights Lincoln $5,000 Humanities summer camps for youth
Circle Theatre Omaha $1,000 Yiddish Theatre festival
Civic Nebraska Lincoln $2,000 Planning for Kid Governor program
College of Saint Mary Omaha $2,000 “Letters from Anne and Martin” production and discussion
Crane River Theater Company Kearney $2,000 Page to Stage Library Outreach: Beauty and the Beast
AND $1,000 Student matinee performances of “To Kill A Mockingbird”
Custer County Historical Society Broken Bow $925 Update of Solomon D. Butcher exhibit
Digg Site Productions Fremont $1,270 Youth summer film camp
The Durham Museum Omaha $10,500 Exhibition: “Beyond Combat: WWI Through the Lens of Doc Cook”
El Museo Latino Omaha $3,767 A series of gallery talks in conjunction with art exhibits
Flatwater Shakespeare Company Lincoln $1,500 Little But Fierce youth summer theater camps
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $1,375 2024 Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival
Gage County Historical Society Beatrice $1,757 “Big Blue Reservation: Struggles and Hopes of the Otoe/Missouria Tribe” exhibition
Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation Genoa $2,000 Genoa Indian School Foundation Recognition and Remembrance Day
Gering Public Library Foundation Gering $2,000 Two talks by Amberly Snyder
Great Plains Theatre Commons Omaha $8,000 2024 New Play Conference
Harold Warp Pioneer Village Foundation Minden $2,500 Virtual reality studio for immersive history education
History Nebraska Lincoln $2,000 Buffalo Soldiers reenactment at Fort Robinson
The House of Afros, Capes & Curls Omaha $9,500 Young History Detective Youth Program
Johnson County Nebraska Historical Society Tecumseh $1,913 Monday Night at the Museum
Joslyn Castle & Gardens Omaha $750 Architecture on Tap lecture series
Kearney Area Community Foundation Kearney $2,000 Kearney Area Storytelling Festival
AND $857 Platte River Singers, The Journey West
Larksong Writers Place Lincoln $895 First Friday Book Talk & Reading Series
and $1,170 Third Thursdays: Voices at Larksong
and $500 First Friday Reading & Book Talk Series
Lincoln Community Foundation, for Intertribal Medicine Collective Lincoln $1,588 Indigenous Medicine Traditions on the Plains Educational Series
and $1,800 Indigenous Medicine Traditions on the Plains Educational Series
Museum of American Speed Lincoln $1,738 Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame display
Malaika Foundation Lincoln $1,953 Filming Indigenous language instructors
National Orphan Train Complex Museum and Research Center Concordia KS $4,880 “When Orphan Trains Went West” presentations in four Nebraska libraries
Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival Lincoln $5,750 Three events at the Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival exploring the connections between the humanities and expression through music
Nebraska Poetry Society Omaha $1,000 Virtual poetry education events
and $2,000 Nebraska Poets Reading Series 2024
and $800 Virtual poetry education events
Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation Lincoln $2,000 Pershing Mural Academic Curriculum
Nebraska StoryArts Omaha $2,000 Moonshell Storytelling Festival
Omaha Conservatory of Music Omaha $1,000 Music & Wellness Winter Festival
Operation Christmas Card North Platte $2,000 North Platte Pow Wow
Partners for Livable Omaha Omaha $2,000 Public sound installation art lecture and event
Phelps County Historical Society Holdrege $2,000 Sod house exhibit
Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Seward $5,000 Fall 2024 festival authors and illustrators
Sidney Gold Rush Days Sidney $2,000 History speakers at Gold Rush Days festival
Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Church Lincoln $2,000 Virtual winter lecture series
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center Denton $2,000 Return of the Thunderbirds event
Stand In For Nebraska Lincoln $4,538 Roots to Rise youth summer enrichment camp
Together We Achieve Miracles Omaha $1,000 Exhibit planning
Tri-Faith Initiative Omaha NE 68144 $5,500 Race, Religion & Social Justice Conference
UNK Board of Regents Kearney $3,500 Loper Launch Humanities Enrichment Camps
UNL Board of Regents Lincoln $4,005 Traveling photo gallery with stories of Nebraska women in agriculture
UNMC Board of Regents Omaha $2,000 Living Library: Stories of Women’s Health
UNO Board of Regents Omaha $830 Nebraska Regional Ethics Bowl
Washington County Historical Association Fort Calhoun $1,468 Interpretive Sign for One-Room Schoolhouse
Wayne County Historical Society Wayne $1,000 Materials for a series of exhibits
West Nebraska Arts Center Scottsbluff $1,406 Lakota Culture Through Artists Eyes
Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $1,900 National Willa Cather Center Author Series
AND $7,810 69th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference