More than $45,000 in civic education grants awarded to Indiana nonprofits

Indiana Humanities has awarded more than $45,000 to tax-exempt organizations across the state to develop and implement public programs that promote civic education and help address the civic health challenges that Indiana faces.

Indiana Humanities has awarded more than $45,000 to tax-exempt organizations across the state to develop and implement public programs that promote civic education and help address the civic health challenges that Indiana faces.

With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ A More Perfect Union initiative, Indiana Humanities has provided grants totaling $45,310 to organizations in seven Indiana communities. The purpose of the initiative is to advance civic education and to prepare for the commemoration of the 250th anniversary in 2026 of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

“Active and informed citizens are the lifeblood of a healthy democracy,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO at Indiana Humanities. “We are grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities for providing this funding, which will support civic education projects across Indiana and encourage Hoosiers to reflect upon civic engagement and participation.”

Grant recipients will host programs such as reading-and-discussion programs, exhibitions, speakers, curriculum development and more in 2022.

AMPU Grant Recipients:

First Congressional District

  • Morton High School, Hammond—$4,365

Second Congressional District

  • Holy Cross College, Notre Dame—$5,000

Fifth Congressional District 

  • Indiana Citizen Education Foundation, Indianapolis—$5,000

Sixth Congressional District

  • Community Foundation of Randolph County, Winchester—$3,000

Seventh Congressional District 

  • Indianapolis Film Project/Kan-Kan Cinema, Indianapolis—$5,000
  • Trustees of Indiana University/Spirit & Place, Indianapolis—$5,000
  • WFYI Public Media, Indianapolis—$5,000

Ninth Congressional District

  • Trustees of Indiana University/Indiana University Center on Representative Government, Bloomington—$4,945
  • Floyd County Library, New Albany—$5,000
  • Orange County Community Foundation/Orange County Service Council, Paoli—$3,000