Many businesses, especially nonprofits, have taken a hit during the pandemic. The Alabama Humanities Alliance, or AHA, is doing something to change that. Last week, the organization donated $800,000 to 83 nonprofits across Alabama.
What is the Alabama Humanities Alliance?
The Birmingham-based organization strives to increase Alabamians’ involvement in the humanities, through grants and programs, including:
Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant
The Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant is AHA’s most recent initiative to help out the nonprofits it believes are enriching and preserving the culture of Alabama. Uses for the grant include:
- Capacity-building efforts
- Humanities programming
- Operational and marketing expenses
- Staff salaries
Grants offer aid during the pandemic
Many nonprofits need help due to a decrease in donations during the pandemic. AHA is stepping up to help these nonprofits that share the culture and history of Alabama and to help the state’s economy.
“Robust cultural organizations make Alabama a richer, smarter and more vibrant place to live and learn.
These grants will sustain the humanities in our communities and contribute to the state’s economic recovery in the months ahead.”Chuck Holmes, Executive Director, Alabama Humanities Alliance
Who received grants?
These grants supply support to many of Alabama’s most cherished cultural landmarks and community resources. These organizations include historic sites, libraries, museums, civic engagement organizations and more. The grants awarded to each nonprofit varied from $5,000 to $15,000. Some recipients include:
- Alabama Civil Rights Tourism Association | Troy
- Civil Rights Activist Committee | Birmingham
- History Museum of Mobile | Mobile
- The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum | Montgomery
- Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center | Tuskegee
- Vulcan Park and Museum | Birmingham
- 16th Street Birmingham Church | Birmingham
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