Humanities Iowa Awards $160,036 in Major Grants

Fall 2009

Humanities Iowa, the local affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities, awarded $130,710 in grants to fund projects across the state during its board meeting on June 12 and 13 at Iowa State University. This year, the major grants will be distributed to 17 different organizations. The projects that received HI funding range from a documentary on Sioux City native and advice columnist Ann Landers to a celebration of the history of the legendary Lincoln Highway. The awards were selected through a competitive application and review process and are made possible through Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Major Grants awarded for Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, and Fall 2009.

The grants awarded are:

Title of Project: Learning Museum for Religious Tolerance
Sponsoring Organization: Project Restore Foundation
Grant: $7,500

Title of Project: The Lady with all the Answers
Sponsoring Organization: The Moving Image, Inc.
Grant: $15,000

Title of Project: Green Fire: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold
Sponsoring Organization: Aldo Leopold Foundation
Grant: $15,000

Title of Project: Citizens Arise! From the Founding of a Nation to the Crisis of a Union
Sponsoring Organization: Drake University
Grant: $7,500

Title of Project: Development of Interactive Historical Exhibits
Sponsoring Organization: German-American Heritage Center
Grant: $15,000

Title of Project: Cultural Encounters: An Experiential Drama
Sponsoring Organization: World of Difference
Grant: $5,000

Title of Project: Senior College of Greater Des Moines, 2009-10
Sponsoring Organization: Senior College of Greater Des Moines
Grant: $5,000

Title of Project: Maasdam Barns Historic Welcome Center and Barns Exhibits
Sponsoring Organization: Maasdam Barn Preservation Committee
Grant: $10,000

Title of Project: Lincoln Highway Automobile Revolution Project
Sponsoring Organization: Missouri and Mississippi RC&D, Inc.
Grant: $11,665

Title of Project: Through the Eyes of Chris and Yin Soentpiet: Immigrants and the Transcontinental Railroad
Sponsoring Organization: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Grant: $6,200

Title of Project: Fields of Opportunity: Commemorating 15 Years of Bosnian Settlement in the Cedar Valley
Sponsoring Organization: Bosnian Cultural Foundation
Grant: $8,171

Title of Project: 2009 Statewide Khrushchev in Iowa Commemoration
Sponsoring Organization: Creating Great Places
Grant: $12,000

Title of Project: Iowa City Book Festival
Sponsoring Organization: University of Iowa Libraries
Grant: $5,000

Title of Project: Sacred Symbols, Ceremonial Cloth
Sponsoring Organization: Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
Grant: $5,000

Title of Project: Bluffs Author Series
Sponsoring Organization: Council Bluffs Public Library
Grant: $10,000

Title of Project: Eco-Voices: A Reading Series on the Environmental Imagination
Sponsoring Organization: Iowa State University Department of English
Grant: $15,000


HI Mission Statement: The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.

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