ON Newsletter - Winter 2021


Grants Awarded across Wisconsin

WH’s year-round grantmaking for public humanities programs kept right on going in 2021. At the same time, our staff and board worked overtime to use federal American Recovery Plan funds to help organizations survive and bounce back from the pandemic. In December, the second and final round of WH Recovery Grants will be reaching nonprofits that we didn’t support in the first round of funding.

To learn more about our grant recipients and the great things they do, or to find out how you can get support for your public humanities program, check out Grants.


WH Recovery Grants

$422,243 to 52 organizations


Mini Grants

$43,546 to 24 organizations in FY21


Major Grants

$227,734 to 27 organizations in FY21

Since the writing of this article, Wisconsin Humanities has awarded an additional forty-seven grants to nonprofit organizations across Wisconsin — including libraries, civic and cultural groups, and historical societies. That makes ninety-nine recipients total! View the full list at our Wisconsin Humanities Recover Grants site.

Hope from Love Wisconsin

It was with huge excitement that three years ago Wisconsin Humanities partnered with Love Wisconsin, taking over the production of its digital storytelling platform from founders Brijetta (Jet) Hall Waller and Megan Monday.


Wisconsin Humanities has a new podcast!

Have you ever wondered what happens after a project receives Wisconsin Humanities funding? What do ‘the humanities’ look like when real people get to work with an idea that impacts real communities in our state?


Recovery Grants keep history alive

During the onset of the pandemic, we moved quickly to offer rapid-response grants to help libraries, museums, and other nonprofits survive financial hardships. These WH CARES grants were followed by WH Recovery Grants this past summer.