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More than $500,000 in funding relief awarded through Indiana Humanities CARES Grants

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Nonprofit organizations that provide public humanities programming to Hoosiers across the state will receive more than $500,000 in operating support to help with funding relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana Humanities awarded CARES Grants to 74 organizations, from Mishawaka to Milan. Awards range from $1,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of the organization’s budget, and were awarded to groups large and small, carrying out a variety of programming, in each congressional district and in 48 of our 92 counties. LEARN MORE

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provided the funding to Indiana Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.

“As a small organization, receiving an Indiana Humanities CARES Grant literally means our organization can continue to survive through this pandemic. As a young woman of color led organization, statistically, we receive the least amount of access and funding support from both philanthropic and government aid. We are incredibly grateful to receive funding to continue to support young BlPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to thrive.”
—Deandra Cadet, co-founder and executive director of InterAction Initiative

Requests for the grants exceeded $1.3 million, and the 186 applicants expressed $11.7 million in total losses to date, as well as projected losses of $44.9 million through Sept. 30. 

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