Nonprofit organizations from Johnson City to Memphis in all nine Tennessee Congressional districts will receive more than $300,000 from Humanities Tennessee in the first round of CARES Act relief funding. The 64 recipient organizations provide public humanities programming in communities throughout Tennessee. The average award is $5,000.

Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress. Humanities Tennessee will re-grant a total of $550,000 to TN cultural organizations.

Humanities Tennessee’s second round application process is open June 1-15.

Review eligibility details and find the application link here.




James Agee Film Project Johnson City
Tipton-Haynes Historical Association Johnson City
Heritage Alliance of NE TN & SW VA Jonesborough
International Storytelling Center Jonesborough
Netherland Inn and Boatyard National Historic Site Kingsport
Rose Center & Council for the Arts Morristown
Exchange Place Mount Carmel
Rocky Mount Historical Assoc Piney Flats
Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum Harrogate
East TN Historical Society Knoxville
East TN Public Communications Corp Knoxville
Gov William Blount Mansion Association Knoxville
Gov. John Sevier Memorial Assoc/Marble Springs State Historic Site Knoxville
Historic Ramsey House Knoxville
James White’s Fort Association Knoxville
Knox Heritage Knoxville
Knoxville History Project Knoxville
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Townsend
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum Athens
Southern Lit Alliance Chattanooga
Green McAdoo Cultural Organization Clinton
Etowah Historical Commission/Volunteer Etowah
Campbell Culture Coalition LaFollette
Postmark LaFollette LaFollette
Morgan County Genealogical & Historical Society Wartburg
Old Copper Road Preservation Alliance Cleveland
James K Polk Memorial Assoc Columbia
Oaklands Assoc., dba Oaklands Mansion Murfreesboro
Promise Land Heritage Association Charlotte
Centennial Park Conservancy Nashville
Cheekwood Nashville
Chick History Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Nashville
East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc. Nashville
Faith and Culture Center Nashville
Global Education Center Nashville
Grassmere Historic Farm Nashville
Japan-America Society of TN Nashville
Jefferson Street Sound Museum Nashville
Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Nashville
Nashville Public Library Foundation Nashville
National Museum of African American Music Nashville
Southern Word Nashville
The Porch Writers Collective Nashville
TN Association of Museums Nashville
TN Historical Society Nashville
TN Performing Arts Center Nashville
Historic Cragfont Castalian Springs
Granville Museum, Inc. Granville
Historic Lebanon Tomorrow Lebanon
Hazen Historical Museum Foundation Pall Mall
Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation Pall Mall
Robertson County Historical Society Springfield
Friends of Johnsonville State Historic Park New Johnsonville
Wolf Gap Pulaski
Arts in McNairy Selmer
Davies Manor Assoc Bartlett
Big Black Creek Historical Association Denmark
Bemis Historical Society Jackson
The Griot Collective of West TN Jackson
Paris Henry County Heritage Center Paris
Discovery Park of America Union City
Memphis Library Foundation Memphis
Memphis Museums, Inc. Memphis



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