We're proud to announce the recipients of our most recent grant cycle below. Hats off to the recipients for putting together some great proposals. We've got some truly enriching humanities programs coming your way this year like the Pomeroy Herald digitization project, an environmental series in the Quad Cities exploring the Mississippi River, and even the documenting of a time capsule in Cedar Rapids! Follow us on social media to stay up to date as these wonderful programs develop.

*Link Image: CARTHA (2018 Major Grant Recipient) 


Linn County Historical Society -- The History Center
Home Movies Time Capsule Documentary Project
Cedar Rapids

Movies, not seen for 50-90 years, taken by a variety of Linn Co citizens, will be produced into a 90 minute feature production.


River Action, Inc.
2021 Explore the River Series

The seventeenth annual Explore the River Series will offer a series of lectures designed to gather audiences of diverse backgrounds around issues of environmental conservation and the role of humanities in the Quad Cities community.


Pomeroy Historical Society
Final Stage of Digitization of th Pomeroy Herald

This grant will fund the final stage of the Pomeroy Historical Society's ongoing project of digitizing the entire catalog of the Pomeroy Herald newspaper. 


Des Moines Public Library Foundation
2021 Authors Visiting in Des Moines
Des Moines

Another year of the massively successful AViD Series. This year events will be conducted via Zoom. Registration Info can be found at dmpl.org/AVID


Figge Art Museum
Lesley Dill's Wilderness Exhibition and Programs

Featuring sculptures and tapestries that incorporate the influential writings and accounts of seers, abolitionists, slaves and Native Americans from the 17th to the 20th century at the Figge.


Des Moines Art Center
Justin Favela Exhibition and Programming
Des Moines

An exhibition that will feature Favela's sculptures, paper paintings and installations that present iconography from Latinx culture, art history and pop culture.


Improve Access to Diversity Concepts so ALL Iowans Accept Differences
Council Bluffs

Task force will recommend how CultureALL should revise its interactive content or develop new delivery formats in order to welcome Iowans on a developmental journey toward valuing diversity.