Louisiana Culture Care Fund

Applications to the Louisiana Culture Care Fund are now closed. Organizations seeking support for humanities programs are encouraged to apply for our Rebirth Grants program, which opens July 1.

The Louisiana Culture Care Fund offered emergency relief grants for 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organizations in Louisiana with a strong humanities focus that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards were designated for operational expenses, including but not limited to staff retention (payroll and benefits), rent, mortgage, and utilities.

We thank the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act for the initial funding for this program, as well as The Helis Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Josef Sternberg Memorial Foundation for their generous support.

In total, the LEH awarded 56 grants totaling $484,548 across 22 parishes. The full list of recipients can be found below.

 

Louisiana Culture Care Fund Grants Recipients 

 

Acadiana Center for the Arts

Lafayette Parish

Lafayette, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Alexandria Museum of Art

Rapides Parish

Alexandria, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$7,500

 

Amistad Research Center

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Arna Bontemps African American Museum

Rapides Parish

Alexandria, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana 

Calcasieu Parish

Lake Charles, Louisiana

$5,000

 

Association for Preservation of Historic Natchitoches 

Natchitoches Parish

Natchitoches, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Biedenharn Museum

Ouachita Parish

Monroe, Louisiana

$12,000

 

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum 

Ouachita Parish

Monroe, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Allen Parish

Elton, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Efforts of Grace, Inc. (Ashé Cultural Arts Center)

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$12,000

 

Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective

St. Landry Parish

Grand Couteau, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Friends of Beauregard Keyes House

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$7,500

 

Friends of the Ferriday Delta Museum Foundation

Concordia Parish

Ferriday, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Friends of the LSU Museum of Art 

East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$12,000

 

Friends of the LSU Rural Life Museum 

East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Friends of WWOZ

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$7,500

 

Foundation for Historical Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$7,500 

 

HARK

Caddo Parish

Rodessa, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Guardians Institute 

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Imperial Calcasieu Mardi Gras Museum 

Calcasieu Parish

Lake Charles, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Imperial Calcasieu Museum

Calcasieu Parish

Lake Charles, Louisiana

$7,000

 

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum 

St. Tammany Parish

Madisonville, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Louisiana Art and Science Museum 
East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Louisiana Museum Foundation on behalf of the New Orleans Jazz Museum 

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$4,308

 

Louisiana Preservation Alliance

East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$7,500

 

Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation

West Feliciana Parish

Angola, Louisiana

$10,000

 

LSU Foundation on behalf of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History

East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Main Street Homer

Claiborne Parish

Homer, Louisiana

$3,000

 

National Food and Beverage Foundation (Southern Food and Beverage Museum)

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$10,000

 

National World War II Museum

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Neighborhood Story Project

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$7,000

 

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum 

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$7,000

 

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective 

St. Martin Parish

Arnaudville, Louisiana

$5,000

 

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$10,000

 

One Book, One New Orleans 

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$2,240

 

Ouachita African American Historical Society

Ouachita Parish

Monroe, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Preservation Resource Center

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Prospect New Orleans

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$5,000

 

Regional Military Museum Foundation 

Terrebonne Parish

Houma, Louisiana

$5,000

 

River Road Historical Society (Destrehan Plantation)

St. Charles Parish

Destrehan, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Save Our Cemeteries 

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Schepis Foundation 

Caldwell Parish

Columbia, Louisiana

$3,000

 

Shadows on the Teche

Iberia Parish

New Iberia, Louisiana

$10,000

 

Southern Forest Heritage Museum 

Rapides Parish

Longleaf, Louisiana

$8,000

 

Strand Theater of Shreveport

Caddo Parish

Shreveport, Louisiana

$5,000

 

Tennessee Williams Festival

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$7,500

 

Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society

Terrebonne Parish

Houma, Louisiana

$10,000

 

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$10,000

 

The Women’s Exchange (Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses)

Orleans Parish

New Orleans, Louisiana

$11,000

 

USS KIDD Veterans Museum

East Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation, Inc. 

Lafayette Parish

Lafayette, Louisiana

$3,000

 

West Baton Rouge Historical Association/West Baton Rouge Museum 

West Baton Rouge Parish

Port Allen, Louisiana

$15,000

 

Whitney Institute/Whitney Plantation 

St. John the Baptist Parish

Wallace, Louisiana

$20,000

 

WWNO Public Radio/Public Radio Inc. 

Orleans and Baton Rouge Parishes

New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$10,000

  

Zigler Art Museum

Jefferson Davis Parish

Jennings, Louisiana

$10,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Josef Sternberg Memorial Foundation