Project Description

Announcing 79 New Grant Recipients

October 19, 2021 We are happy to announce that 79 organizations were awarded a total of $725,114 in Colorado Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grants. Grant funds were provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus.

More than 100 organizations and individuals submitted a grant application. As the state affiliate of NEH, Colorado Humanities sought to provide emergency funding to the smallest organizations, including local museums, historical societies, and historic sites. More than half of the recipients have budgets of $300,000 or less. Colorado Humanities Executive Director Maggie Coval said, “With NEH SHARP funds, we are able to give Colorado’s humanities organizations, in every corner of the state, vital support for operations and capacity building. We are inspired by the grant recipients’ resilience and creativity, and look forward to collaborating with them in the future.”

Americas Association for the Care of Children Longmont  $2,600
Art from Ashes Inc. Denver  $2,600
Basalt Regional Library Basalt  $10,800
Berthoud Historical Society Berthoud  $2,600
Bessemer Historical Society, Inc. Pueblo  $16,000
Black American West Museum & Heritage Center Denver  $16,000
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Breckenridge  $16,000
Broomfield Veterans Museum Longmont  $2,600
Burlington Public Library Burlington  $3,000
Center for the Arts Crested Butte  $20,000
City and County of Broomfield Broomfield  $2,600
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Colorado Springs  $2,600
Community Radio Project (KSJD) Cortez  $18,000
Control Group Production Lakewood  $2,600
Cortez Cultural Center Cortez  $20,000
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum Crested Butte  $10,000
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Lakewood  $16,000
Durango Independent Film Festival Durango  $2,600
East Routt Library District, Bud Werner Memorial Library Steamboat Springs  $18,000
Fort Lewis College, Center of Southwest Studies Durango  $2,600
Fort Sedgwick Historical Society Julesburg  $18,000
Four Mile Historic Park Denver  $2,600
Fowler Historical Inc. & Museum Fowler  $8,000
Fremont Center For The Arts Canon City  $2,600
Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum Glenwood Springs  $18,000
Golden History Museum & Park Golden  $20,000
Grand County Historical Association Hot Sulphur Springs $20,000
Grupo Folklorico Del Pueblo Pueblo  $2,600
Hayden Heritage Center Museum Hayden  $20,000
Hear Here Poetry LLC Colorado Springs  $2,600
Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park Lakewood  $2,600
Historical Society of Idaho Springs Idaho Springs  $18,000
Huajatolla Heritage Foundation La Veta  $20,000
Huerfano County Historical Society Walsenburg  $12,600
Interpretive Association of Western Colorado Delta  $2,600
KHEN Community Radio Salida  $2,600
KSUT Public Radio Ignacio  $2,600
La Plata Historical Society Durango  $18,000
Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts Silverthorne  $18,000
Lamar Community College Foundation Lamar  $18,000
Latino Cultural Arts Center Denver  $2,600
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center Longmont  $2,600
Mesa Verde Foundation Arvada  $2,600
Metropolitan State University of Denver,
Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry
Denver  $2,600
Montezuma County Historical Society Cortez  $18,000
Motus Theater Boulder  $2,600
Museo de las Americas Denver  $16,000
Museum of Boulder Boulder  $2,600
Museum of Friends Walsenburg  $20,000
Museum of the Mountain West, Inc. Montrose  $18,000
Museums of Western Colorado Grand Junction  $16,000
National History Day in Colorado Denver  $2,600
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum Leadville  $2,600
Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-wow Association, Inc. Fort Collins  $15,664
Ouray County Historical Society, Inc. Ouray  $10,000
Ouray County Ranch History Museum Ridgway  $12,800
Pagosa Springs History Museum Pagosa Springs  $5,000
Phillips County Historical Society Museum Holyoke  $18,000
Pikes Peak Library District Foundation Colorado Springs  $2,600
Pines & Plains Libraries Elizabeth  $18,000
Poudre Heritage Alliance Fort Collins  $2,600
Poudre Landmarks Foundation Fort Collins  $2,600
Pueblo City-County Library District Pueblo  $2,600
Pueblo Heritage Museum Pueblo  $16,000
RedLine Contemporary Art Center for Slam Nuba Denver  $2,600
Rocky Mountain Land Library Denver  $2,600
San Luis Valley Museum Alamosa  $10,600
Steamboat Creates Steamboat Springs  $13,950
Su Teatro Denver  $2,600
Summit Historical Society Dillon  $2,600
Summit54 Aspen  $18,000
Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation Leadville  $2,600
Task Force: ISO Westminster  $2,600
Tesoro Foundation Morrison  $2,600
The Powerhouse in partnership with
Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable
Durango  $9,100
Tread of Pioneers Museum Steamboat Springs  $16,200
United States Space Foundation Colorado Springs  $2,600
University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Theatreworks Colorado Springs  $2,600
Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum Woodland Park  $2,600

For more information, please contact Colorado Humanities Director of Programs & Center for the Book Josephine Jones at or 303.894.7951 x10.

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