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Mini-Grants Awarded to Four Groups

Humanities Programs in Focus | December 10, 2014 | By:

The “humanities” come in many flavors. It’s always a treat to see the breadth, and depth, of the work you are doing.

Congratulations to the four organizations listed here, all receiving WHC mini-grants for their public humanities programs.

In these projects you can sample some history up north, some poetry and music in Wisconsin Rapids, and hear from Rosholt’s residents about how the small town is moving into the future. We are especially excited about the program in Two Rivers that adds to our ongoing Working Lives Project by looking at printing and how changes in technology influence the work experience.

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Major Grants Awarded to Projects in Lac du Flambeau and Milwaukee

Humanities Programs in Focus | November 12, 2014 | By:

As the year draws to a close, we are looking back over the last six grant rounds. It must be said: the projects that have received WHC funding in 2014 are impressive. They represent real diversity, exemplifying the full range of public humanities programming going on in Wisconsin.

The two projects awarded major grants in this final Major Grant round of 2014 are no exception. Congratulations to the Lac du Flambeau ENVISION Program and the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation! Read More

Grants Awarded to Nine Outstanding Projects

Humanities Programs in Focus | September 10, 2014 | By:


Every season the WHC awards mini-grants of up to $2,000 for exemplary public humanities projects.  The 2014 summer round featured a number of excellent applications, which were reviewed by a sub-committee of the board. The board members chose to fund nine projects, which hail from from seven counties and total $15,900 all-together in grant funds.

Congratulations to all grantees! And be sure to check out upcoming project events, which are listed on our Calendar of Events

If you are considering applying for a grant, note that we have issued a new Request for Proposals as part of our Working Lives Project. We are looking to support public humanities programs that consider what work means, to us now, in the past, and as we head forward.

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A Summer Crop of Grants

Humanities Programs in Focus | June 25, 2014 | By:

Map of Wisconsin showing where May and June grants were awardedEarly summer is a busy time around here. We have a board meeting in June, during which our volunteer board members review all the major grant proposals received on the April 15th deadline. In May, a smaller committee of board members reviews the mini-grant proposals for that grant round. Of our seven annual grant rounds, these two are back-to-back. The result is an astounding array of public humanities projects funded at the start of the Wisconsin summer. It is a lot to celebrate!

Congratulations to the following eleven organizations! We are impressed by the many ways they are using the unique resources of the humanities to deepen our understanding of the human experience. We are proud to be awarding $86,952 in grants and look forward to experiencing these projects.

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Mini-Grants Awarded to Four Humanities Projects

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 12, 2014 | By:

A committee of WHC board members reviews mini-grant applications four times every year.  Awards are for a maximum of $2,000. The grant process is designed to be accessible for first-time applicants and organizations with few staff.  Some of the organizations that receive WHC grants are driven entirely by volunteers.  Small grants can have big impacts, thanks to the hard work and imagination of people around the state.

The following four projects exemplify the power of small grants.  A total of $6,546 was awarded in the February 2014 round.

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Five Outstanding Public Humanities Programs Receive WHC Major Grants

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 7, 2014 | By:


We have seven grant rounds every year and when applications come in, we are impressed with the public humanities projects going on around the state. We are proud to be able to support these home-grown ideas with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Wisconsin, and individual donors.

The projects are often innovative, always interesting, and potentially transformational for the communities involved. In February, a total of $43,877 was awarded to five applicants.

The grant program is competitive and applicants put a lot of time and energy into their applications.  So we say a big “Congratulations!” to the following organizations:

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