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Challenge Grants Awards List November 2015

July 1, 2016 | By NEH Staff

Autry National Center of the American West

Los Angeles, CA

NEH:    $500,000             Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support a building renovation to create the Autry Resources Center (ARC), a collections care and research facility.

Bonneville County Historical Society

Idaho Falls, ID

NEH:    $500,000             Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support construction costs for facility expansion.

Chicago Humanities Festival

Chicago, IL

NEH:    $450,000             Nonfederal:        $1,350,000          Total:  $1,800,000

To support endowment for the expansion of partnerships with universities, humanities centers, and scholars, and to allow CHF to explore innovative and experimental approaches to programming.

City of Cornelius

Cornelius, OR

NEH:    $500,000             Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support construction of a new library building in Cornelius, Oregon.

Consolidated Public Library No 3

Independence, MO

NEH:    $300,000             Nonfederal:        $900,000             Total:  $1,200,000

To support adaptive reuse of an historic property to house and an endowment to help acquire new materials for the Library’s Story Center Collections.

DeEtte Holden Cummer Museum Foundation

Jacksonville, FL

NEH:    $500,000             Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support an endowment for humanities program costs.

Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation

Philadelphia, PA

NEH:    $280,000             Nonfederal:        $840,000             Total:  $1,120,000

To support a Community Humanities Endowment to engage grassroots Philadelphia community partners in collaborative projects and a modest amount for fundraising activities.

Humanities Texas

Austin, TX

NEH:    $500,000             Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support an endowment for teacher professional development programs in the humanities.

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

NEH:    $500,000                            Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support an endowment to expand the University’s Africana Studies Public Humanities initiatives.

New Hampshire Humanities

Concord, NH

NEH:    $350,000                            Nonfederal:        $1,050,000          Total:  $1,400,000

To support an endowment to redesign and relaunch the “Humanities to Go” (HTG) speakers bureau program.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco, CA

NEH:    $500,000                            Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support an endowment funding a new Photography Interpretive Center (PIC).

Trustees of Reservations

Beverly, MA

NEH:    $450,000                            Nonfederal:        $1,350,000          Total:  $1,800,000

To support construction of a welcome center at the Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts.

University of Arizona

Tuscon, ZA

NEH:    $500,000                            Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support renovation of a donated property as home for La Búsqueda (The Search), a Southwest focused humanities institute, as well as an endowment for its activities.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

NEH:    $500,000                            Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support an endowment funding an African American Collections and Outreach Archivist and associated outreach programming for African American History.

University of North Texas

Denton, TX

NEH:    $500,000                            Nonfederal:        $1,500,000          Total:  $2,000,000

To support an endowment to extend the reach of the Portal of Texas History (PTH), which provides free public access to historical resources.