Indiana Humanities provided nonprofit organizations across the state with CARES Act relief funding during the Covid-19 pandemic. Eighty groups that offer public humanities programming (including libraries, museums and historical societies) received general operating support grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of the organization’s budget.

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CARES Grant Recipients

  • Allen County–Fort Wayne Historical Society—Fort Wayne ($5,000)
  • Attica Public Library—Attica ($5,000)
  • Auburn Automotive Heritage—Auburn ($10,000)
  • Bartholomew County Historical Society—Columbus ($7,500)
  • Bedford Public Library—Bedford ($10,000)
  • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site—Indianapolis ($7,500)
  • Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library—Bloomfield ($7,500)
  • Brick Street Poetry—Beech Grove ($5,000)
  • Brown County Historical Society—Nashville ($5,000)
  • CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center—Terre Haute ($10,000)
  • Carmel Clay Historical Society and Monon Depot Museum—Carmel ($5,000)
  • Cedar Lake Historical Association—Cedar Lake ($5,000)
  • Clay County Historical Society—Brazil ($5,000)
  • Corning Irish Heritage Center—Montgomery ($1,000)
  • Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society—Leavenworth ($2,000)
  • Crown Hill Heritage Foundation—Indianapolis ($7,500)
  • Crown Point Community Library—Crown Point ($10,000)
  • Delphi Preservation Society—Delphi ($5,000)
  • Evansville African American Museum—Evansville ($7,500)
  • Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science—Evansville ($10,000)
  • Evansville Wartime Museum—Evansville ($5,000)
  • Fort Wayne Cinema Center—Fort Wayne ($7,500)
  • Freetown Village—Indianapolis ($5,000)
  • French Lick West Baden Museum—French Lick ($5,000)
  • Friends of the Frankfort Public Library—Frankfort ($15,000)
  • Garrett Public Library—Garrett ($7,500)
  • Grouseland Foundation—Vincennes ($5,000)
  • Gruenewald Historic House—Anderson ($2,500)
  • Hillforest Historical Foundation—Aurora ($5,000)
  • Historic Madison—Madison ($5,000)
  • Hobart Historical Society—Hobart ($5,000)
  • Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Foundation—Zionsville ($15,000)
  • Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Foundation—New Castle ($7,500)
  • Indiana Historical Society—Indianapolis ($15,000)
  • Indiana Medical History Museum—Indianapolis ($5,000)
  • Indiana State Museum Foundation—Indianapolis ($15,000)
  • Indianapolis Film Project—Indianapolis ($7,500)
  • Indy Reads Books—Indianapolis ($7,500)
  • InterAction Initiative—Mishawaka ($5,000)
  • Irvington Historical Society—Indianapolis ($5,000)
  • Jackson County Public Library—Seymour ($5,000)
  • Jefferson County Historical Society—Madison ($5,000)
  • Jennings County Historical Society—Vernon ($5,000)
  • Knox County Public Library—Vincennes ($10,000)
  • Lawrence County Historical and Genealogical Society—Bedford ($5,000)
  • Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site—Fountain City ($5,000)
  • Louis J. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville—Evansville ($7,500)
  • Middlebury Community Public Library—Middlebury ($5,000)
  • Milan 54, Inc.—Milan ($2,500)
  • Monroe County Historical Society—Bloomington ($7,500)
  • Montgomery County Historical Society—Crawfordsville ($2,500)
  • Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections—Carmel ($5,000)
  • Newburgh Museum Foundation Corporation—Newburgh ($5,000)
  • North Manchester Historical Society—North Manchester ($5,000)
  • Northern Indiana Historical Society—South Bend ($10,000)
  • Pike County Public Library—Petersburg ($7,500)
  • Porter County Public Library System—Valparaiso ($15,000)
  • Preservation Alliance—Scottsburg ($5,000)
  • Pulaski County Public Library—Winamac ($10,000)
  • Putnam County Museum—Greencastle ($5,000)
  • Shelby County Historical Society and Grover Museum—Shelbyville ($5,000)
  • Shelby County Public Library—Shelbyville ($10,000)
  • Switzerland County Historical Society—Vevay ($5,000)
  • Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum—Syracuse ($5,000)
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis—Indianapolis ($15,000)
  • The Facing Project Gives—Muncie ($5,000)
  • The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation—Indianapolis ($15,000)
  • The Miami Indians of the State of Indiana—Peru ($7,500)
  • The Quilters Hall of Fame—Marion ($5,000)
  • Tippecanoe County Historical Association—Lafayette ($7,500)
  • Tipton County Historical Society—Tipton ($5,000)
  • Union County Public Library—Liberty ($7,500)
  • Vigo County Historical Society—Terre Haute ($7,500)
  • Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education System—Jeffersonville ($2,500)
  • Wabash County Historical Museum—Wabash ($7,500)
  • Washington County Historical Society—Salem ($5,000)
  • Wayne County Historical Museum—Richmond ($5,000)
  • Willard Library—Evansville ($10,000)
  • Working Men’s Institute—New Harmony ($5,000)
  • Yorktown Mt. Pleasant Public Library—Yorktown ($7,500)

CARES Grants Press Releases

Below you will find links to press releases for all nine congressional districts in Indiana. You can find a statewide release here.

Indiana Humanities CARES Grants Impact

Learn more about the impact of the Indiana Humanities CARES Grants.

Questions

Contact George Hanlin, Director of Grants:
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