Friday, April 5, 2019 — The American Writers Museum (AWM) was among hundreds of humanities organizations awarded a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in March 2019. The Museum received $40,000 from the NEH, which also bestowed grants to two other Chicago organizations.
The AWM grant is part of 233 other nationwide humanities recipients who were awarded financial assistance for philanthropic and educational projects. The NEH donated $28.6 million overall. The funding cycle marks the second round of grant awards made under NEH’s Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program, which seeks to leverage federal funds against private investment to help create and sustain the nation’s humanities infrastructure.
“These new NEH-supported projects will help shore up the nation’s most valuable assets: its history, literature, historic sites, regional traditions, and cultural institutions,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “NEH is proud to support the advancement of learning and sharing of knowledge nationwide.”
Any views, fundings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this press release do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.