Indiana Humanities says it has awarded more than $800,000 in federal pandemic-relief grants to humanities organizations across the state. The gifts, ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, will help 78 organizations in 45 counties.

The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act. Last year, Indiana Humanities provided more than $500,000 in similar grants to humanities organizations as part of CARES Act funding.  

Indiana Humanities invited nonprofits to apply for two types of grants: Operating Support Grants and Programming and Capacity-Building Grants.

One such recipient is the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute. It received a $20,000 grant.

“During the past 18 months, we have had limited engagement opportunities with our constituents, and this grant allows us to reengage with those we serve,” said Troy Fears, museum executive director. “As we all continue navigating these challenging times, sharing our message of hope, healing, respect and responsibility is more important than ever.”

Below is the list of recipients:

First Congressional District

  • Calumet Collaborative, Whiting ($10,000/Programming)
  • Cedar Lake Historical Association, Cedar Lake ($5,000/Operating)
  • Decay Devils, Gary ($5,000/Operating)
  • Legacy Foundation, Merrillville ($10,000/Programming)
  • Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse, Gary ($10,000/Programming)

 

Second Congressional District 

  • Elkhart County Historical Society, Bristol ($5,000/Operating)
  • Fulton County Historical Society, Rochester ($10,000/Operating)
  • Goshen Public Library, Goshen ($9,549/Programming)
  • Hesston Steam Museum, La Porte ($10,000/Operating)
  • History Museum, South Bend ($10,000/Programming)
  • Holy Cross College, Notre Dame ($10,000/Programming)
  • LGBTQ Center, South Bend ($10,000/Operating)
  • Ruthmere Museum, Elkhart ($10,000/Operating)
  • Ruthmere Museum, Elkhart ($10,000/Programming)
  • Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame ($7,235/Programming)
  • Studebaker National Museum, South Bend ($20,000/Operating)

 

Third Congressional District 

  • Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust, Fort Wayne ($5,000/Operating)
  • Allen County–Fort Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne ($15,000/Operating)
  • ARCH, Fort Wayne ($10,000/Operating)
  • Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn ($20,000/Operating)
  • Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, New Haven ($10,000/Operating)
  • Huntington County Historical Society, Huntington ($9,900/Programming)
  • Jay County Historical Society, Portland ($5,000/Operating)

 

Fourth Congressional District

  • Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Greencastle ($10,000/Programming)
  • Cass County Historical Society, Logansport ($5,000/Operating)
  • Howard County Historical Society, Kokomo ($10,000/Operating)
  • Howard County Historical Society, Kokomo ($6,460/Programming)
  • Montgomery County Historical Society, Crawfordsville ($10,000/Programming)
  • Ouiatenon Preserve, Lafayette ($10,000/Operating)
  • Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Lafayette ($15,000/Operating)

 

Fifth Congressional District

  • Conner Prairie Museum, Fishers ($20,000/Operating)
  • Indiana Council on World Affairs, Indianapolis ($5,000/Operating)

 

Sixth Congressional District 

  • Bartholomew County Historical Society, Columbus ($10,000/Operating)
  • Bartholomew County Historical Society, Columbus ($10,000/Programming)
  • Dearborn County Historical Society, Lawrenceburg ($5,000/Operating)
  • Delaware County Historical Society, Muncie ($10,000/Operating)
  • Facing Project Gives, Muncie ($5,000/Operating)
  • Historic Madison, Inc., Madison ($10,000/Operating)
  • Historic Madison, Inc., Madison ($10,000/Programming)
  • Jefferson County Historical Society, Madison ($10,000/Operating)
  • Jennings County Public Library, North Vernon ($10,000/Programming)
  • Randolph County Historical Society, Winchester ($5,000/Operating)
  • Shelby County Historical Society, Shelbyville ($5,000/Operating)
  • Wayne County Historical Museum, Richmond ($10,000/Operating)

 

Seventh Congressional District

  • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis ($20,000/Operating)
  • Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, Indianapolis ($10,000/Operating)
  • Freetown Village, Indianapolis ($10,000/Operating)
  • Harrison Center, Indianapolis ($10,000/Programming)
  • Indiana Album, Indianapolis ($5,000/Operating)
  • Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis ($20,000/Operating)
  • Indiana Landmarks, Indianapolis ($10,000/Programming)
  • Indiana Medical History Museum, Indianapolis ($10,000/Operating)
  • Indiana State Museum Foundation, Indianapolis ($20,000/Operating)
  • Indiana State Museum Foundation, Indianapolis ($10,000/Programming)
  • Indianapolis Film Project/Kan-Kan Cinema, Indianapolis ($10,000/Operating)
  • Indianapolis Film Project/Kan-Kan Cinema, Indianapolis ($9,000/Programming)
  • Indianapolis Propylaeum, Indianapolis ($10,000/Operating)
  • Indy Reads, Indianapolis ($15,000/Operating)
  • Irvington Historical Society, Indianapolis ($5,000/Operating)
  • James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, Indianapolis ($5,000/Operating)
  • James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, Indianapolis ($9,660/Programming)
  • Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, Indianapolis ($10,000/Operating)
  • Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, Indianapolis ($10,000/Programming)
  • Kheprw Institute, Indianapolis ($10,000/Operating)
  • Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Indianapolis ($15,000/Operating)
  • Madam Walker Legacy Center, Indianapolis ($15,000/Operating)
  • Madam Walker Legacy Center, Indianapolis ($10,000/Programming)
  • Spirit & Place, Indianapolis ($10,000/Programming)

 

Eighth Congressional District

  • CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Terre Haute ($20,000/Operating)
  • Clay County Historical Society, Brazil ($5,000/Operating)
  • Corning Heritage Center, Montgomery ($5,000/Operating)
  • Dubois County Museum, Jasper ($10,000/Operating)
  • Evansville African American Museum, Evansville ($10,000/Operating)
  • Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville ($20,000/Operating)
  • Grouseland Foundation, Vincennes ($10,000/Programming)
  • Odon Winkelpleck Public Library, Odon ($4,000/Programming)
  • Pike County Public Library, Petersburg ($4,000/Programming)
  • Reitz Home Museum, Evansville ($10,000/Operating)
  • Scotland Historical Society, Scotland ($2,500/Operating)

 

Ninth Congressional District 

  • Clark County Museum, Jeffersonville ($5,000/Operating)
  • Jackson County History Center, Brownstown ($5,000/Operating)
  • Jeffersonville Township Public Library, Jeffersonville ($3,713/Programming)
  • Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington ($5,000/Operating)
  • Monroe County History Center, Bloomington ($10,000/Operating)
  • Monroe County History Center, Bloomington ($5,000/Programming)
  • Preservation Alliance, Scottsburg ($5,000/Operating)
  • Seymour Museum, Seymour ($2,500/Operating)
  • Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center, Jeffersonville ($5,000/Operating)

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