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 RecipientCityAmountDescription
African Culture ConnectionOmaha$5,715Summer cultural enrichment programming for students
Asian Community and Cultural CenterLincoln$2,000Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration
 AND$5,000“Untold Migrant Stories” multimedia storytelling program for refugee and immigrant middle and high school students
Buffalo Commons Storytelling FestivalMcCook$2,000Speakers at Buffalo Commons Music & Storytelling Festival
Buffalo County Historical SocietyKearney$7,000“Pawnee at Fort Kearny” event
Benson TheatreOmaha$700Workshops on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access
 AND$728Panelists for workshops on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access
Center for Independent Documentary, for She WrestlesEustis$8,700Post-production costs for a documentary film about girls’ high school wrestling
Circle TheatreOmaha$1,000Presentation on “The Tales of Chelm”
Crane River Theater CompanyKearney$2,000“Letters from Home” performance and talkback with veterans
 AND$3,000“Pretty Fire” performance and talkback with high school students
 AND$2,000Page to Stage Library Outreach
Great Plains Theatre CommonsOmaha$5,000Workshop leaders at the GPTC New Play Conference
Great Plains Welsh Heritage CentreWymore$3,275Speakers at the North American Festival of Wales in Lincoln
History NebraskaLincoln$8,000“Righting A Wrong” Smithsonian exhibit
John G. Neihardt FoundationBancroft$2,000Speakers at annual John G. Neihardt Spring Conference
Kearney Area Community FoundationKearney$2,000Series of poetry readings and workshops
Merryman Performing Arts CenterKearney$2,000“Henrietta Solway” performance and discussion
 AND$1,901Hip-hop performance and discussion of Muslim culture
National Orphan Train Complex Museum and Research CenterConcordia, KS$4,813Orphan train presentations at Nebraska public libraries
Nebraska Crossroads Music FestivalLincoln$5,000Artist conversations and “The Seat Beside You” video exhibition
Nebraska Oregon California Trails AssociationGering$5,000Speakers and a film screening at the Oregon California Trails Convention
Nebraska Poetry SocietyOmaha$800Spring virtual poetry education events
 AND$718Nebraska poets reading series
 AND$1,400Fall virtual poetry education events
Nebraska Public Media Foundation, with Painted Rock ProductionsLincoln$5,000Production costs for a documentary film about war correspondents in WWII
Operation Christmas CardNorth Platte$5,000North Platte Pow Wow
Partners for Livable OmahaOmaha$2,000Lecture and demonstration on the genre of noise music
Peru State CollegePeru$2,000African culture discussion at dedication of Natalie Hahn African Art Collection
PFLAG HastingsHastings$1,500Planning Proud Voices on the Plains Cultural Festival
Sidney Gold Rush DaysSidney$3,150Presenters at Gold Rush Days
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon CenterDenton$2,000“Return of the Thunderbirds” celebration of spring, bird migration and Native American culture
Stand In For NebraskaLincoln$6,625Roots to Rise history and culture summer camp for BIPOC youth
TADA ProductionsLincoln$1,000Masterclass on history and cultural significance of the guitar
Together We Achieve MiraclesOmaha$1,000Community-based broadcast programming
Tri-Faith InitiativeOmaha$5,000Race, Religion, and Social Justice Conference
University of Nebraska-Kearney Board of RegentsKearney$5,000Loper Launch humanities-based summer camp activities for youth
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Board of RegentsLincoln$800Poetry of Place 2023
 AND$5,000Panel discussion at Great Plains Art Museum in conjunction with Threads & Trails: Contemplations of Our Herstories exhibition
University of Nebraska at Omaha Board of RegentsOmaha$2,000‘Making “Barlaam & Josaphat”‘ talk
 AND$2,000Student visit to “Nobody’s Listening” exhibit
 AND$2,0002023 Winchell Lecture guest speaker
Willa Cather FoundationRed Cloud$2,000National Willa Cather Center Author Series
 AND$9,9332023 Spring Conference programming