Posts Tagged ‘Mini-Grants Awarded’

Four organizations in four counties receive WHC funding

Humanities Programs in Focus | December 14, 2017 | By:

We’re pleased to award $8,000 to four great projects that tackle everything from the struggle for Civil Rights to negative stereotypes of Native Americans to regional culture and midwestern literature. The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The NEH provides 90% of the funding that enables us to bring great programming, support and services to the state of Wisconsin. Project sponsors match grants in their community with an average of $3 for every $1 we award.

Congratulations to these four organizations! These projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

Inspiration starts here!

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Mini Grants awarded this fall

Humanities Programs in Focus | September 13, 2017 | By:

Mini Grants awarded in September 2017

We’re pleased to award $8,000 to four great projects that include exploring the plays of Ibsen to support for high school students to learn about the working lives of construction and trades workers; and from the exploration of perceptions of Black motherhood to celebrating the conclusion of a community visioning project.

The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The NEH provides 90% of the funding that enables us to bring great programming, support and services to the state of Wisconsin. Project sponsors match grants in their community with an average of $3 for every $1 we award.

Congratulations to these four organizations! These projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

Inspiration starts here! Read More


Mini Grant Awards Announced

Humanities Programs in Focus, Uncategorized | June 15, 2017 | By:

We’re pleased to award $8,000 to four great projects that tackle everything from support for youth information literacy to a Civil Rights History Trail celebration, and from a play that explores public health and personal freedom to a series of local history topics.

The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH provides 90% of the funding that enables us to bring great programming, support and services to the state of Wisconsin. Project sponsors match grants in their community with an average of $3 for every $1 we award.

Congratulations to these four organizations! These projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

Inspiration starts here! Read More


Big Impact, Many Ripples

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 30, 2017 | By:

WHC programs have impacts that spread

The humanities are about who we are and how we fit together.

There couldn’t be a more important time to talk about why the humanities matter. As we’ve said here beforethe humanities are critical to civic discourse, community building, local identity, regional culture, and democracy.

What is the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s role in this?  If the National Endowment for the Humanities is cut from the Federal budget, as has been proposed, the WHC would longer exist.  If that happens, what will Wisconsin lose?

Or to put it another way, what is the real impact of the public humanities in Wisconsin?  What strikes us most is how, like pebbles skipped across a pond, the community projects we support have many ripples. 

Each WHC grant and every event we hold sets into motion untold numbers of creative ideas and personal connections, crossing through local and regional networks and touching every Wisconsinite. Read More


$62,000 in Grants Awarded in February!

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 2, 2017 | By:

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We’re pleased to award $62,195 in Mini and Major Grants to twelve incredible projects that tackle everything from the Holocaust to Shakespeare. The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The NEH provides 90% of the funding that enables us to bring great programming, support and services to the state of Wisconsin. Project sponsors match grants in their community with an average of $3 for every $1 we award.

Congratulations to these twelve organizations! These incredible projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

Inspiration starts here!

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Announcing November Mini Grant Awards

Humanities Programs in Focus | December 8, 2016 | By:

2016 WHC Grant AwardsWe’re pleased to award $12,061 in Mini Grants to projects around the state that reach all ages, covering topics from race and ethnicity to immigration, and from literature to local history.

Congratulations to these seven organizations! These projects tell Wisconsin’s stories and bring communities together to explore important themes and reach groups often overlooked. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

Inspiration starts here!


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Announcing our latest Mini Grant Awards

Humanities Programs in Focus | August 31, 2016 | By:

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It is Back-to-School time and our latest round of Mini Grants are going to support a handful of stellar public humanities projects to benefit schools and students. A couple we have supported in years past (the Prescott School District’s immersion program and the state-wide Project Citizen) while others are new and timely.

Congratulations to these five organizations! Please take a moment to be inspired by all the hard work you and your colleagues engage in around Wisconsin. And if you have the chance, we encourage you to be in touch with each other, share stories, and get out to see these projects and events

Sharing the best of the public humanities. Inspiration starts here!

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Summer Mini-grants Awarded

Humanities Programs in Focus | June 8, 2016 | By:

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Congratulations to the following three organizations!

The vagaries of the grant program are somewhat mysterious. For the May Mini-grant cycle, we had a smaller number of proposals than is typical. But what we lacked in quantity was made up for in quality. These three public humanities projects exemplify our mission to use history, culture and conversation to strengthen community life in Wisconsin. 

Take a moment to read about these projects, reach out and congratulate their organizers, and mark you calendars for upcoming events

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Announcing Mini-Grant Awards for Ten Projects

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 16, 2016 | By:

Grant Awards 2016 large lighterCongratulations to the following ten organizations!

This list is a long one. Ten projects stood out as exceptional and our Review Committee members, made up of WHC board members, were thrilled to be able to support these efforts.

Please take a moment to congratulate your colleagues around the state. And maybe you are feeling the pull to hit the road this spring? These program events make great cultural destinations. Check the WHC Calendar of Events for details and contact information. Read More


Mini Grants Announced

Humanities Programs in Focus | December 16, 2015 | By:

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As 2015 comes to a close, we find ourselves incredibly grateful to all of you for the work that you do.  This list of projects, all awarded Mini-grants at the end of November, remind us of the diversity of public humanities programs and how together they serve our human need to explore ideas and stay curious to the world we are living in.  Read More