Typically, our funding announcements highlight the support that we provide to New Jersey nonprofit organizations through our Incubation and Action Grant program. Today we have a different kind of funding update. We are proud to share that the New Jersey Council for the Humanities was recently awarded two different grants, one through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (in conjunction with the Federation of State Humanities Councils) and one through the New Jersey Historical Commission. As the nonprofit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are always seeking funding opportunities that enable us to expand programming and meet the needs of the residents of New Jersey.
The New Jersey Historical Commission awarded NJCH $20,000 to implement a Community History project. Funding from this award will allow the Council to launch an experiential education program for nonprofits that explores the pedagogy and practice of community history.
In addition to the Community History project funding, the Council received $42,775 for hosting community conversations around civic engagement. This project was funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Both projects will further the work of the Council in different ways. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Federation of State Humanities Councils, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their support.