|LANSING— The Michigan Humanities Council is pleased to announce $271,325 in grants to 27 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. In addition to this direct support, each agency was required to present matching cash or in-kind cost share, bringing an additional $695,774 to the table. Together, this major grant cycle will support nearly $1 million in projects exploring history, poetry, reading, education and community identity across the state.
“In a period of dwindling support for cultural programming at museums, schools, libraries and other community organizations, the Council continues its funding of humanities programs across the state,” said Erik Nordberg, executive director of the Michigan Humanities Council. “We know that these projects not only educate, inform, and enrich local audiences in these communities, but also attract visitors, support community development, and build capacity in organizations around the state.”
Major Grants are awarded to Michigan nonprofits in support of cultural, educational and community-based public humanities programming. These grants play a vital role in defining our culture, our state, our community and ourselves, and are intended to connect us to Michigan’s rich cultural heritage and historical resources.
MHC received 48 eligible applications for review in its Spring 2014 deadline cycle. The organizations with award amounts, by county, are:
About the Michigan Humanities Council
The Michigan Humanities Council is a private, nonprofit organization created to foster a better understanding of each other and our state through local cultural, historical and literary experiences for all. The Council was founded in 1974 and is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and individual donors. For more information on future programs, upcoming grant opportunities or how you can support these efforts, please visit www.michiganhumanities.org or call (517) 372-7770.
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