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Awarded Grants

Delaware Humanities has awarded grants to the following organizations during the first two months of our 2021 fiscal year:

Vision Grants 2021

  • Serviam Media, United We Dream: $15,000.00
  • MDDC Press Foundation, Diversifying Journalism Internships in Delaware $15,000.00
  • Lewes Public Library, 5th Annual Shakespeare Festival, $15,000.00
  • Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, Wesley Memeger, Jr., A Life in Science and Art: Program and Science Minutes $7,200.00
  • The Choir School of Delaware, Bent but not Broken: the Choral Music of Black Composers $15,000.00

    Opportunity Grants 2021 
  • Berkana, Center for Media and Education, More Voices of Delaware’s Black History $3,000.00
  • Cornerstone West CDC, 9th Annual Peace Parade and Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day $2,000.00

Vision Grants 2019

  • Bowers Beach Maritime MuseumBowers Beach Buccaneer Bash, $5,000
  • The Delaware Contemporary, Immanent Realm: Light, Image, Sound, $7,450.00
  • Delaware Theatre Company, Delaware Young Playwrights Festival, $13,908.00
  • Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, Rightfully Hers, $10,495.00
  • Opera Delaware, Community Conversations (Exploring the Arts through Humanities) and Inside Opera Live, $11,440.00
  • The Choir School of Delaware, A Royal Affair: Music Created for or Commissioned by the British Monarchy, $12,120.00
  • The University of Delaware, The First People of the First State: Restoring our Ancestral Knowledge, $13,161.00
  • Greater Lewes Foundation, History Book Festival 2019, $15,000.00
  • Delaware Theatre CompanyDelaware Young Playwrights Festival, $15,000.00
  • Delaware Art MuseumPicturing Beauty: Celebrating Real Women, $3,850.00
  • Cab Calloway Foundation, Yorklyn Storytelling Festival, $15,000.00
  • Berkana Center for Media and EducationFirst State, First Step: Delaware to the Moon, $15,000.00
  • Lewes Public Library4th Annual Shakespeare Festival, $14,014.00
  • One Village Alliance, Raising Kings 2020, $15,000.00

Opportunity Grants

  • Rehoboth Art League, Gallery Talks, $2,680.00
  • Delaware Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor Weekend Intensive, $1,450.00
  • Delaware Art Museum, Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s Literature, $925.00
  • Delaware Academy of Science, Iron Hill Museum Archaeology & Heritage Festival, $2,555.00
  • Greater Harrington Historical Society, Memorial Day Celebration, $1,000.00
  • City of Harrington, 41st Annual Harrington Heritage Day, $3,000.00
  • Laurel Historical Society, Children’s Artwork Scanning Project, $2,550.00
  • Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington Writers’ Conference, $2,325.00
  • League of Women Voters of Delaware,  We’re the WE in We, The People: Segment 11: “The 19th Amendment”, $1,700
  • Delaware Africa Coalition, 2nd Annual Taste of Africa, $3,000.00
  • Delaware Community Foundation, Building Opportunity Book Circles, $2,950.00
  • Pacem in Terris, Peace Week Delaware Kick off, $3,000.00
  • Iron Hill Museum, Iron Hill Powwow, $2,750.00
  • Bowers Beach Maritime Museum, Bowers Heritage Day, $2,400.00
  • University of Delaware Museums, Library, and Press, My Art Speaks for Both My Peoples, $3,000.00
  • Milton Historical Society, Walking into Greatness: Bryan A. Stevenson Public Programs, $3,000.00

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