Next grant deadlines January 15, 2010 and February 15, 2010
CHICAGO – The Illinois Humanities Council Board of Directors has awarded a total of $8,500 to four nonprofit organizations across Illinois for development and production of public humanities projects. Community support for these projects totaled $97,025. The grantees are:
- “Memories from the Farm” Program Series, Sycamore History Museum, Sycamore ($2,000)
- 15th Annual Chicago Asian American Showcase, The Foundation for Asian American Independent Media, Des Plaines ($2,000)
- Korean American Women’s Story Project Video Presentation, KOWIN Foundation for Education and Culture, Chicago ($2,500)
- 31st Annual Celebration of Life Long Learning Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Timothy Walch, CommUniversity, Inc., Rock Island ($2,000)
The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) invites nonprofit organizations to apply for its next cycle of grant awards by January 15, 2010 and February 15, 2010. Any nonprofit group, organization, or institution is eligible to apply for financial support from the Illinois Humanities Council for a public project in the humanities, including documentary films, local and community history projects, literary symposia, and oral history projects.
The IHC makes it a priority to fund projects developed by, for, or aimed at reaching new or historically neglected audiences. The IHC also encourages applications for projects about American history and culture.
Potential applicants may review and download grant applications and guidelines by visiting www.prairie.org/grants. Those planning to apply for a major grant in the February 15, 2010 cycle MUST contact a program officer by January 15, 2010 to let us know of their plans to apply. Please call us at 312.422.5580 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. IHC program officers are also available for consultation, and new applicants are encouraged to contact program officers for grant advice.
For further information about the IHC or the grants program, please call 312.422.5580 or visit www.prairie.org.
The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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