Humanities Montana Grants

In addition to CARES Grants, Humanities Montana continued to provide funding opportunities to Montana’s cultural institutions, organizations, scholars, filmmakers, and leaders in our state with Regular Grants, Opportunity Grants, Film + Video, and Research Fellowships. We awarded $117, 731 in support for cultural projects across the state.

2020 Regular Grants Alphabetized by Organization

All Nations On-Line: Rich Media Exhibits on the Ethnic Heritage of Butte, Butte, $3,500.

Alpine Artisans, The Norman Maclean Festival presents Public Lands & Sacred Ground, Seeley Lake, $5,000.

Artemis Common Ground, Home Ground Radio, Helena, $2,500.

Arts Missoula, The Montana Book Festival, $3,000.

Big Sky Film Institute, Native Filmmaker Initiative, $2,000.

Billings Cultural Partners, High Plains Bookfest, Billings, $3,000.

Blaine County Museum, Commemorating the Nez Perce Flight of 1877, Chinook, $1,000.

Bozeman Public Library Foundation, Children’s Festival of the Book 2020, Bozeman, $2,000.

Conservatory ASL Northwest, ASL CAN Film Camp 2020, Great Falls, $3,200.

Crow Language Consortium, Crow Dictionary, Hardin, $5,000.

Death in the West, The Murder of Frank Little, $1,500.

Dillon Middle School, Indian No More, Dillon, $231.90.

Earthboy LLC, American Radical, Bonner, $8,000.

Elk River Arts & Lectures, 2020 Lecture Series, $2,500.

Flathead Valley Community College, Genocide Awareness Lecture Series, $1,500.

Free Verse Writing Project, I Am Montana, Year Three, Missoula, $5,000.

Friends of Montana PBS, Landscapes of a Western Mind: The Story of Ivan Doig, Bozeman, $9,000.

Friends of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Montana’s Native People: Perspectives on the Clovis Child, Livingston, $4,000.

Gabriel Furshong, Not Guilty, $1,000.

Great Falls Public Library, Great Falls Festival of the Book, $3,500.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Life Behind Barbed Wire, Missoula, $5,000.

John Clayton, Is This Agriculture or Technology? The Story of 1920s Montana Wheat, $1,000.

Merlin CCC, Thinking as a Community, Helena, $3,500.

Michif Heritage Keepers, Michif Language Workshops, Choteau, $1,000.

Montana Public Radio, The Write Question, $5,000.

Montana State University Library, Bozeman, The Wind from Eden: Montana Weather Stories, $4,000.

Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights, Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All, $2,500.

Perma Red LLC, Perma Red Production #1, Missoula, $9,000.

Ravalli County Museum, Bitter Root Day Salish Transportation, Hamilton, $500.

Ravalli County Museum, Virtual Tours for Cultural Exhibits and Collections, Hamilton, $2,500.

The Montana Racial Equity Project, Racial Terror Lynchings in Montana, Helena, $1,300.

University of Montana, Copyright Workshop for Cultural Heritage Repositories, $1,500.

University of Montana, Plenary Talks: Language Reclamation and Beyond, $5,000.

Yellowstone Art Museum, Invisibilia: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous and African-American Artists, Billings, $7,500.

CARES Grants

Humanities Montana distributed almost $420,000 in emergency CARES Act funds to 95 cultural institutions across the state to retain employees, pay operational costs, and continue programming. 100% of funding went directly to Montana organizations impacted by COVID-19. All grant recipients were able to continue serving their communities in 2020.

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CARES Grants Alphabetical

A VOICE – Art Vision & Outreach In Community Education, Pablo, $5,000.

Alpine Artisans, Inc, Seeley Lake, $5,000.

Belgrade Community Library, Belgrade, $3,000.

Big Sandy Cultural Fund, Big Sandy, $5,000.

Bigfork Art & Cultural Center (BACC), Bigfork, $5,000.

Blue Heaven Harnessing Hope, Hays, $5,000.

Boys and Girls Club of Lodge Grass, Lodge Grass, $5,000.

Bozeman Art Museum, Bozeman, $5,000.

Butte America Foundation, Butte, $5,000.

C. M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, $5,000.

Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, Red Lodge, $500.

Carbon County Historical Society & Museum, Red Lodge, $5,000.

Carter County Museum, Ekalaka, $5,000.

Center Pole, Garryowen, $5,000.

Circle Community Players DBA Circle Cinema, Circle, $5,000.

City County Preservation Committee, Harlowton, $4,000.

Conrad Depot Society, Conrad, $5,000.

Conrad Mansion, Kalispell, $5,000.

Copper Village Museum and Art Center, Anaconda, $4,000.

Crow Language Consortium, Hardin, $5,000.

Dillon Public Library, Dillon, $4,000.

Express to Speak INC, Missoula, $5,000.

Free Verse Writing Project, Missoula, $3,500.

Friends Forever Mentoring, Ronan, $4,000.

Friends of the Bridger Public Library, Bridger, $3,000.

Friends of the Butte Archives, Butte, $5,000.

Friends of the Glendive Public Library, Glendive, $2,200.

Friends of the Liberty County Library, Chester, $4,000.

Friends of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Livingston, $5,000.

Glacier County Historical Museum, Cut Bank, $4,980.

Harlem Public Library, Harlem, $1,000.

Historic St. Mary’s Mission, Inc., Stevensville, $4,000.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Missoula, $4,000.

Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, $5,000.

Humanities Institute, Missoula, $4,000.

International Traditional Games Society, Great Falls, $5,000.

Kootenai Heritage Council, Libby, $5,000.

Lewis & Clark Foundation, Great Falls, $4,000.

Lewistown Art Center, Lewistown, $5,000.

Livingston Depot Foundation, Livingston, $5,000.

Loma Earth Science Museum, Loma, $5,000.

Mai Wah Society, Butte, $5,000.

Many Voices Press, Kalispell, $4,000.

Merlin CCC, Helena, $5,000.

Miles City Convent Keepers, Miles City, $5,000.

Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, $4,000.

Missoula Writing Collaborative, Missoula, $4,000.

Monarch Neihart Historical Group, Monarch, $2,500.

MonDak Heritage Center, Sidney, $5,000.

Montana History Foundation, Helena, $3,000.

Montana Library Association, Kingman, $5,000.

Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, $5,000.

Montana Playwrights Network, Helena, $5,000.

Montana Preservation Alliance, Helena, $5,000.

Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, $5,000.

Museums Association of Montana, Helena, $5,000.

Musselshell Valley Historical Museum, Roundup, $2,000.

National Native American Hall of Fame, Great Falls, $5,000.

Nine Mile Community Center, Frenchtown, $3,000.

Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana, Charlo, $5,000.

Northern Rockies Heritage Center, Missoula, $4,000.

Northwest Montana Historical Society, Kalispell, $5,000.

Old Trail Museum, Choteau, $5,000.

Paradise Center, Paradise, $4,000.

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, $5,000.

Range Riders Inc., Miles City, $5,000.

Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton, $5,000.

Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, Red Lodge, $5,000.

Red Lodge Carnegie Library, Red Lodge, $4,000.

Red Paint Creek Development Corporation, Hayes, $5,000.

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Missoula, $4,000.

Saokio Heritage, Browning, $5,000.

Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitors Center, Seeley Lake, $2,500.

Seeley Lake Historical Society, Inc, Seeley Lake, $700.

Selis Qlispe Culture Committee, Pablo, $5,000.

Stillwater Historical Society, Columbus, $5,000.

Sun River Valley Historical Society, Sun River, $5,000.

Sunburst Arts & Education, Eureka, $2,000.

The Extreme History Project, Bozeman, $5,000.

The Fort Connah Restoration Society, Charlo, $5,000.

The Heritage Museum, Libby, $5,000.

The History Museum, Great Falls, $5,000.

The Montana Book Festival, Missoula, $5,000.

The Myrna Loy, Helena, $5,000.

The Roxy Theater, Missoula, $5,000.

The Stevensville Historical Museum, Stevensville, $5,000.

Tobacco Valley History, Eureka, $2,500.

Travelers’ Rest Preservation and Heritage Association, Lolo, $4,200.

Victor Heritage Museum, Victor, $5,000.

WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, $5,000.

Western Heritage Center, Billings, $4,000.

Wild Rose Center, Busby, $5,000.

World Museum of Mining, Butte, $5,000.

Yellowstone Historic Center, West Yellowstone, $5,000.

Zootown Arts Community Center, Missoula, $5,000.