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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.)

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This Year's Grant Recipients

Grant Recipient City Amount Description
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln $1,070 Teacher workshops pairing components of Yazidi culture and themes of migration

and $800 Help fund the 13th annual Poetry of Place Celebration, which encourages teachers and students throughout the state to study and write poetry about Nebraska
Ethiopian Community Association in Omaha Omaha $850 Help fund a one-day festival and conference on Conflict Mediation, Family Health and Cultural Musical Talent show competition
Great Plains Black History Museum Omaha $650 Sponsor the African American History Challenge with student review sessions and competition event
History Nebraska Lincoln $840 Help fund a series of programming that illustrate the history of African Americans in Nebraska for Black History Month
Inclusive Communities Omaha $1,850 Help fund 7 facilitated and structured informal gatherings to engage in conversations about diversity and inclusion
Lied Center for Performing Arts Lincoln $2,000 Help sponsor a conversation that will illuminate the origins of hip hop, its revolutionary character, its growth in popularity, and how it became a global phenomenon
Metropolitan Community College Omaha $2,000 Lawrence Ross will present a lecture to discuss his travels using the Green Book and about this little known part of US History

and $1,850 Sponsor a play that reflects on North Omaha’s written and oral history, infused with the policies and Omaha city procedures which resulted in the displacement of families, businesses and tight-knit neighborhoods
Omaha Symphony Association Omaha $1,355 Featured talk by Ann Hobson Pilot sharing her story as an African-American woman and her career as a professional musician for more than 50 years
One For All Musical Theater Omaha $1,735 Help fund a series of weekly classes leading up to a youth production of a musical based on the Old Testament Book of Esther

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.