Humanities Iowa Awards $80,184 in Major Grants

Spring 2010

Humanities Iowa, the local affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities, awarded $80,184 in grants to fund projects across the state during its board meeting on November 13 and 14 at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. This year, the major grants will be distributed to 11 different organizations. 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: Geisler Library Writers Reading Series
Sponsoring Organization: Central College, Geisler Library
Grant: $7,050

Title of Project: 31st Annual Celebration of Lifelong Learning
Sponsoring Organization: CommUniversity, Inc.
Grant: $4,000

Title of Project: The 20th Century African American Experience
Sponsoring Organization: African American Heritage Foundation
Grant: $10,784

Title of Project: Winter Faire at Redwall Abbey
Sponsoring Organization: Musser Public Library
Grant: $4,500

Title of Project: Country School: One Room-One Nation
Sponsoring Organization: Greater Quad Cities Telecommunications Corporation
Grant: $10,000

Title of Project: Meriwether: Engaging Today's Youth in History and the Humanities
Sponsoring Organization: Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Grant: $8,000

Title of Project: Dalai Lama Visit Event
Sponsoring Organization: University of Northern Iowa, Provost Office
Grant: $5,000

Title of Project I'll Make Me a World in Iowa
Sponsoring Organization: I'll Make Me a World in Iowa
Grant: $5,000

Title of Project: Lost Nation
Sponsoring Organization: Facing Change: Documenting America
Grant: $10,000

Title of Project: Train to Nowhere: Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation
Sponsoring Organization: Storytellers International
Grant: $8,350

Title of Project: AViD 2010
Sponsoring Organization: Des Moines Public Library Foundation
Grant: $7,500

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