Wyoming Humanities awards thousands in grants dollars to organizations across the state

Nine non-profit organizations across the state recently received significant grants from Wyoming Humanities.

Wyoming Crossroads Grants are part of an initiative to apply humanities perspectives locally, helping to realize growth through change.  Since the program’s inception, Wyoming Humanities has awarded hundreds of thousands in Wyoming Crossroads grants.

This cycle of grants is designed to support public humanities projects related to either digital media or preservation.

The organizations who received these grants—as well as the amount and the project title—are:

  • American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming – $10,000: Voices of Pride, an oral history project
  • Casper Pride – $7,400: Save Casper’s Queer History, a digital archive to help document diversity
  • Jackson Hole Public Art – $4,000: Never Forget Our Language, a Shoshone language short video made for mobile devices
  • Laramie Public Art Coalition – $10,000: High Iron, collecting and travelling stories of ancestors who built the Transcontinental Railroad
  • Sinks Canyon State Park – $5,700: Recreating Respectfully, helping to tell all stories of the Canyon, especially the overlooked Native American stories
  • Wyoming PBS Foundation – $10,000: A Life Outside: The Legacy of American Mountaineering, a documentary commemorating Wyoming mountaineering heritage
  • Wyoming State Archives – $9,976: Archival photo nitrate negative work, helping to allow unlimited access to previously unavailable photos to preserve the images for the long-term
  • Wyoming Symphony Orchestra – $10,000: 75 Years of Harmony, a documentary exploring the stories and histories of the organization
  • Wyoming Wilderness Association – $10,000: Home for All, an interactive mural project that weaves artwork, tribal stories, and western science resources

In this competitive grant cycle, applications were reviewed by a panel of humanities experts, including members of the organization’s board of directors.

For more information about these and other grant programs available from Wyoming Humanities, visit thinkwy.org/grants.