AHF is now accepting applications through June 15 for our quarterly humanities-programming grants. AHF is particularly interested in funding digital and other alternative programming created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

Application process for CARES Relief Grants closes

The grant application process for CARES Relief Grants has closed. Since May 1, Alabama Humanities Foundation has been taking applications for rapid-response funding to aid nonprofit organizations that are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to over $500,000 in funding from National Endowment for the Humanities through the CARES Act by Congress, AHF was able to offer relief grants to organizations with a demonstrated commitment to public humanities programming, including museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, professional organizations and other cultural organizations across the state.

During the application process, AHF received 103 grant requests, totaling over $1.3 million. Those applications are now under review and will be announced in coming days.


Awards for AHF CARES relief grants announced

Alabama Humanities Foundation announced it has awarded 79 CARES Act relief grants to nonprofits across Alabama who have humanities programming as a significant part of their mission.

The funding was made possible through National Endowment for the Humanities, and AHF awarded $507,500 for operational costs of these organizations, including salaries, rent, property maintenance, utilities, supplies and equipment. “This has been a difficult time for nonprofits throughout our state, and we were proud to play a role in supporting these organizations during this crisis,” said AHF Executive Director Lynn Clark

ApplicantCityCounty
16th Street Baptist Church BirminghamJefferson
AFED Center Economic Development Corporation MontgomeryMontgomery
Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation BirminghamJefferson
Alabama Constitution Village Foundation HuntsvilleMadison
Alabama Folklife Association MobileMobile
Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism BirminghamJefferson
Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives AthensLimestone
Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership MontgomeryMontgomery
Aliceville Museum AlicevillePickens
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Birmingham Jefferson
American Village Citizenship Trust MontevalloShelby
Anniston Museums and Gardens AnnistonCalhoun
Athens Limestone County Tourism AthensLimestone
Atmore Historical Society AtmoreEscambia
Autauga County Heritage Association PrattvilleAutauga
Birmingham Holocaust Education Center Birmingham Jefferson
Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama MobileMobile
Bragg-Mitchell Mansion MobileMobile
Burritt on the Mountain HuntsvilleMadison
Civil Rights Activist Committee Birmingham Jefferson
Clarke County Historical Society Grove HillClarke
Desert Island Supply Co. BirminghamJefferson
Dothan Landmarks Foundation DothanHouston
Eufaula Carnegie Library EufaulaBarbour
Eufaula Heritage Association EufaulaBarbour
Fiesta 2003 BirminghamJefferson
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library FlorenceLauderdale
Foundation for New MediaNorthportTuscaloosa
Friends of Gaineswood DemopolisMarengo
Gadsden Public Library Foundation GadsdenEtowah
Helen Keller Birthplace Foundation TuscumbiaColbert
Historic Bethel Baptist Church Community Restoration Fund BirminghamJefferson
Historic Huntsville Foundation HuntsvilleMadison
Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church-Selma AL Legacy Foundation, Inc. SelmaDallas
History Museum of Mobile MobileMobile
Invisible Histories Project BirminghamJefferson
Jesse Owens Memorial Park & Museum OakvilleLawrence
Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Institute MontgomeryMontgomery
LaGrange Living Historical Association LeightonColbert
Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery MontgomeryMontgomery
Landmarks of DeKalb County Fort PayneDeKalb
Learn to Read Council of Athens and Limestone County AthensLimestone
Lee County Historical Society LoachapokaLee
Liberty Learning Foundation HuntsvilleMadison
Literacy Council of Central Alabama BirminghamJefferson
Magnolia Springs Public Library Magnolia SpringsBaldwin
McWane Science Center BirminghamJefferson
Mobile Medical Museum MobileMobile
Montgomery City-County Public Library MontgomeryMontgomery
Muscle Shoals Music Foundation SheffieldColbert
Museum of East Alabama OpelikaLee
Newbern Library NewbernHale
Pioneer Museum of Alabama TroyPike
Prestwick Preservation Society LeroyWashington
Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County AnnistonCalhoun
Red Bay Museum Red BayFranklin
Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project Warrior StandMacon
Safe House Black History Museum GreensboroHale
Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum MontgomeryMontgomery
Selma-Dallas County Museum of History & Archives SelmaDallas
South Baldwin Literacy Council FoleyBaldwin
Southern Museum of Flight BirminghamJefferson
St. Stephens Historical Commission St. StephensWashington
Sullivan and Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson Foundation and Museum SelmaDallas
Triana Historical Society TrianaMadison
Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum MontgomeryMontgomery
Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation NorthportTuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society TuscaloosaTuscaloosa
Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center MontgomeryMacon
University of Alabama Center for Public TV & Radio TuscaloosaTuscaloosa
University of Alabama Museums TuscaloosaTuscaloosa
University of West Alabama’s Black Belt Museum LivingstonSumter
Urban Impact Birmingham BirminghamJefferson
Vulcan Park and Museum BirminghamJefferson
Washington County Public Library ChatomWashington
Wilcox Historical Society CamdenWilcox
WJAB-FM NormalMadison
Your Town Alabama BirminghamJefferson
YouthServe BirminghamJefferson