Announcing $109,587 in grant awards this spring!


We are so incredibly proud of the way our grant program provides crucial funds to support homegrown efforts in communities large and small around the state. For each WHC grant dollar we award, an average of $4.87* comes to the project as match from the local community. With seven deadlines every year, our grant program is accessible. It provides the assistance community leaders need to turn dreams into reality.

The recent grant awards are stellar examples. These projects bring people together for opportunities to stretch minds, meet new people, and explore ideas about what it means to be human today, in times past, and into the future.

Humanities events are happening all around the state, coming soon to someplace near you. You can read project descriptions here, find upcoming events here, and follow what is happening on our Facebook page!

Thank you for staying engaged, sharing your ideas, and supporting the humanities in Wisconsin. Now check out this impressive list of outstanding humanities projects we are funding!

Congratulations to the following 20 organizations recently awarded Major Grants and Mini Grants in Bayfield, Brown, Dane, La Crosse, Lincoln, Manitiwoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Rock, Vernon, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago Counties:

$2,000 to Neenah Historical Society

$2,000 to Washburn Heritage Association

$1,628 to T.B. Scott Free Library in Merrill

$1,222 to Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church in Waukesha

$2,000 to UW-Madison Division of Arts

$2,000 to Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear in Milwaukee

$2,000 to Summit Players Theatre in Milwaukee

$2,000 to TAPIT/new works, Inc. in Madison

$2,000 to Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc

$2,000 to UW-Madison Language Institute

$9,948 to Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition.

$6,965 to Milton Historical Society

$10,000 to Neighborhood House of Milwaukee

$10,000 to Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Bayfield County

$10,000 to Driftless Writing Center in Viroqua

$10,000 to Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies in Madison

$5,388 to Bridge the Divide in Cedarburg

$9,475 to Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend

$8,961 to UW-La Crosse English Departmen

$10,000 to UntitledTown in Green Bay

These grants total $109,587!

The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the State of Wisconsin, and private donors. This money invested in our state multiplies locally! Learn more…

*Fiscal Year 2018


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