NewsLocal News / August 12, 2014

Grants Available For Groups To Bring Humanities To Veterans

Seth Morin - TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS – The nonprofit Indiana Humanities is offering funding for new programs dedicated to serving veterans.

Organizations and agencies providing – or interested in providing – humanities-based programming to veterans are encouraged to apply. The projects can be based on history, literature, language, philosophy, archaeology, law, ethics, comparative religion, and theory, along with history and criticism of the performing or visual arts.

The veteran-serving nonprofits and agencies can apply for funding through Standing Together Projects – a group that supports exhibits, lectures, writing activities, film presentations and more. Indiana Humanities received funding to implement the projects via the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Maine Humanities Council.

The application deadline is Sept. 15 and programs must take place between Oct. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2015.

Other nonprofits can apply for money through a separate fund for reading and discussion activities via the Veterans Book Groups project.

Applications for the book group will be accepted as long as funding is available. The programs must be completed by April 30.

Keira Amstutz, president of Indiana Humanities, said the group is delighted to be able to provide funding for organizations serving veterans.

“Engaging veterans in humanities-based programming can create rich opportunities for discussion and reflection,” she said.

Indiana Humanities is a grant-making group that “encourages Hoosiers to think, read and talk.”

Seth Morin is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.