Since the founding of Humanities Tennessee in 1973, we have served as a grantor for cultural organizations throughout the state. For many years, this was our sole focus as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Gradually, we launched programs originated and executed by our team, often in partnership with other nonprofits and with the help of volunteers.
Even with the growth of programs like the Southern Festival of Books and Traveling Exhibits, among others, our commitment to supporting the cultural infrastructure of Tennessee through our grant program has never waivered. Today, we continue to examine and refine our grant programs’ eligibility, criteria, and values-guided funding statement “so that the work for a more just and inclusive society can continue.”
Grant Amount: $6,700
Friends of Dunbar State Park
Grant Amount: $12,000
Grant Amount: $9,895
East Tennessee Historical Society
Grant Amount: $7,620