First Eleven Sites Receive Emergency Relief Grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the first emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to eleven organizations in nine parishes. See the full list below.

The Louisiana Culture Care Fund is a new grant program providing emergency relief funding to humanities organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With initial funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act, awards range between $3,000 and $20,000, and applications are open now through June 30, or until funds are expended. Grants are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.

The grants are available to 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organizations in Louisiana with a strong humanities focus, such as museums, historic sites and archives, as well as the state’s diverse array of humanities-focused media, festivals and more. For more information about the program, click here.

Louisiana Culture Care Fund Grants Recipients 

Awarded Friday, May 8, 2020

 

Alexandria Museum of Art

Rapides Parish

Alexandria, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Arna Bontemps African American Museum

Rapides Parish

Alexandria, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Biedenharn Museum

Ouachita Parish

Monroe, Louisiana

$12,000

 

Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective

St. Landry Parish

Grand Couteau, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation

West Feliciana Parish

Angola, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Main Street Homer

Claiborne Parish

Homer, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Neighborhood Story Project

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$7,000

 

River Road Historical Society (Destrehan Plantation)

St. Charles Parish

Destrehan, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society

Terrebonne Parish

Houma, Louisiana

$10,000

 

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$10,000

 

USS KIDD Veterans Museum

East Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$15,000

 

                   

Disclaimer: Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by organizations receiving funds do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.