Nonprofit organizations that provide public humanities programming to Hoosiers across the state will receive more than $500,000 in operating support to help with funding relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana Humanities awarded CARES Grants to 74 organizations, from Mishawaka to Milan. Awards range from $1,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of the organization's budget.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provided the funding to Indiana Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.

CARES Grant Recipients

Nonprofit organizations that provide public humanities programming to Hoosiers across the state will receive more than $500,000 in operating support to help with funding relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana Humanities awarded CARES Grants to 74 organizations, from Mishawaka to Milan. Awards range from $1,000 to $15,000, depending on the size of the organization’s budget.


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provided the funding to Indiana Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.

CARES Grant recipients

(listed by organization, town and amount received):

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)
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 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)
Jefferson County Historical Society – Madison ($5,000)
Jennings County Historical Society – Vernon ($5,000)
Knox County Public Library – Vincennes ($10,000)
Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site – Fountain City ($5,000)
Louis J. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville – Evansville ($7,500)
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)
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 Map

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