Colorado Humanities awards $725,000 in grants across the state

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Published Saturday, October 23, 2021

Colorado Humanities has announced that 79 organizations were awarded a total of $725,114 in Colorado Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grants.  Grant funds were provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus.

More than 100 organizations and individuals submitted a grant application. As the state affiliate of NEH, Colorado Humanities sought to provide emergency funding to the smallest organizations, including local museums, historical societies, and historic sites. More than half of the recipients have budgets of $300,000 or less. Colorado Humanities Executive Director Maggie Coval said, "With NEH SHARP funds, we are able to give Colorado's humanities organizations, in every corner of the state, vital support for operations and capacity building. We are inspired by the grant recipients' resilience and creativity, and look forward to collaborating with them in the future." 

  • Americas Association for the Care of Children - Longmont-  $2,600 
  • Art from Ashes Inc. - Denver-  $2,600 
  • Basalt Regional Library - Basalt-  $10,800 
  • Berthoud Historical Society - Berthoud -  $2,600 
  • Bessemer Historical Society, Inc. - Pueblo - $16,000 
  • Black American West Museum & Heritage Center - Denver -  $16,000 
  • Breckenridge Heritage Alliance - Breckenridge -  $16,000 
  • Broomfield Veterans Museum - Longmont -  $2,600 
  • Burlington Public Library - Burlington -  $3,000 
  • Center for the Arts - Crested Butte -  $20,000 
  • City and County of Broomfield - Broomfield -  $2,600 
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum - Colorado Springs -  $2,600 
  • Community Radio Project (KSJD) - Cortez -  $18,000 
  • Control Group Production - Lakewood -  $2,600 
  • Cortez Cultural Center - Cortez -  $20,000 
  • Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum - Crested Butte -  $10,000 
  • Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys - Lakewood -  $16,000 
  • Durango Independent Film Festival - Durango -  $2,600
  • East Routt Library District, Bud Werner Memorial Library - Steamboat Springs -  $18,000 
  • Fort Lewis College, Center of Southwest Studies - Durango -  $2,600 
  • Fort Sedgwick Historical Society - Julesburg -  $18,000 
  • Four Mile Historic Park - Denver -  $2,600 
  • Fowler Historical Inc. & Museum - Fowler -  $8,000 
  • Fremont Center For The Arts - Canon City -  $2,600 
  • Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum - Glenwood Springs -  $18,000 
  • Golden History Museum & Park - Golden -  $20,000 
  • Grand County Historical Association - Hot Sulphur Springs - $20,000 
  • Grupo Folklorico Del Pueblo - Pueblo -  $2,600 
  • Hayden Heritage Center Museum - Hayden - $20,000 
  • Hear Here Poetry LLC - Colorado Springs -  $2,600 
  • Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park - Lakewood -  $2,600 
  • Historical Society of Idaho Springs - Idaho Springs -  $18,000 
  • Huajatolla Heritage Foundation - La Veta -  $20,000 
  • Huerfano County Historical Society - Walsenburg -  $12,600 
  • Interpretive Association of Western Colorado - Delta -  $2,600 
  • KHEN Community Radio - Salida -  $2,600 
  • KSUT Public Radio - Ignacio -  $2,600 
  • La Plata Historical Society - Durango -  $18,000 
  • Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts - Silverthorne -  $18,000 
  • Lamar Community College Foundation - Lamar -  $18,000 
  • Latino Cultural Arts Center - Denver -  $2,600 
  • Longmont Museum and Cultural Center - Longmont -  $2,600 
  • Mesa Verde Foundation - Arvada -  $2,600 
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry - Denver -  $2,600
  • Montezuma County Historical Society - Cortez -  $18,000 
  • Motus Theater - Boulder -  $2,600 
  • Museo de las Americas - Denver -  $16,000 
  • Museum of Boulder - Boulder -  $2,600 
  • Museum of Friends - Walsenburg -  $20,000 
  • Museum of the Mountain West, Inc. - Montrose -  $18,000 
  • Museums of Western Colorado - Grand Junction -  $16,000 
  • National History Day in Colorado - Denver -  $2,600 
  • National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum - Leadville -  $2,600
  • Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-wow Association, Inc. - Fort Collins -  $15,664 
  • Ouray County Historical Society, Inc. - Ouray -  $10,000 
  • Ouray County Ranch History Museum - Ridgway -  $12,800 
  • Pagosa Springs History Museum - Pagosa Springs -  $5,000 
  • Phillips County Historical Society Museum - Holyoke -  $18,000 
  • Pikes Peak Library District Foundation - Colorado Springs -  $2,600 
  • Pines & Plains Libraries - Elizabeth -  $18,000
  • Poudre Heritage Alliance - Fort Collins -  $2,600 
  • Poudre Landmarks Foundation - Fort Collins -  $2,600 
  • Pueblo City-County Library District - Pueblo -  $2,600 
  • Pueblo Heritage Museum - Pueblo -  $16,000 
  • RedLine Contemporary Art Center for Slam Nuba - Denver -  $2,600 
  • Rocky Mountain Land Library - Denver -  $2,600 
  • San Luis Valley Museum - Alamosa -  $10,600 
  • Steamboat Creates - Steamboat Springs -  $13,950 
  • Su Teatro - Denver -  $2,600 
  • Summit Historical Society - Dillon -  $2,600 
  • Summit54 - Aspen -  $18,000 
  • Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation - Leadville -  $2,600 
  • Task Force: ISO - Westminster -  $2,600 
  • Tesoro Foundation - Morrison -  $2,600 
  • The Powerhouse in partnership with Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable - Durango -  $9,100 
  • Tread of Pioneers Museum - Steamboat Springs -  $16,200 
  • United States Space Foundation - Colorado Springs -  $2,600 
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Theatreworks - Colorado Springs -  $2,600 

Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum - Woodland Park - $2,600 

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