Illinois Humanities is committed to ensuring access to free, high-quality humanities experiences throughout Illinois. COVID-19 has put an unprecedented strain on non-profit organizations in Illinois and on the people who make public humanities happen. With the support of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the CARES Act, Illinois Humanities COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants provided 189 awards, $710,000 in general operating and program support to 178 humanities and cultural nonprofits throughout Illinois.

Below are lists of the organizations receiving support in each category: General Operating, Program Innovation & Adaptation, and Community Resilience. A complete list of the grant recipients is available to download.

For more information, visit ilhumanities.org/reliefgrants or reach out to Mark Hallett, Program Manager, Grants, at mark.hallett@ilhumanities.org.

Illinois Humanities COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Recipients