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
Antelope County Society Neligh $2,000 Native American display
Asian Community and Cultural Center Lincoln $1,450 Camp Culture 2022
Bright Lights Lincoln $5,000 Youth Summer Camp Humanities Programming
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival McCook $2,000 2022 Event
Center for Legal Immigration Lincoln $2,500 Language Learning Materials and Teacher Stipend
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 Film Collaborative Los Angeles, CA $15,000 A documentary film
Flatwater Shakespeare Company Lincoln $3,188 Little But Fierce Children’s Writing Workshop
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
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
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 $2,000 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 StoryArts Omaha $2,000 Moonshell Storytelling Festival
O. NE Mentoring Academy Omaha $1,250 Mentoring underserved students
Omaha Public Schools Omaha $924 Buena Vista Faculty Youth Book Club
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
Southern Heights Food Forest Lincoln $1,500 “Cultural Foodways”
Stand In For Nebraska Lincoln $5,800 Roots to Rise Summer Day Camp
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”
$5,000 “Race, Religion, and Social Justice”
University of Nebraska-Kearney Board of Regents Kearney $10,000 PAWS University summer Spanish immersion and humanities programming
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Board of Regents Lincoln $2,000 Contemporary Indigeneity 2022
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