CT Humanities Impact

It is critical that our state ensure all people can access the power of the humanities, arts, and culture to transform and enrich their lives and be empowered participants in our democracy.

For the past 2 and a half years*, CT Humanities has been stewarding the cultural sector through the pandemic with our grants, digital resources, and professional development programs.

*7/1/2019-1/31/2022

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Granting Program:
July 1, 2019 to January, 31, 2022

Grantmaking Supported by the State of Connecticut

CT Humanities Fund | 190 Grants | $1,711,695
Quick, Partnership (FY20 + 21), Planning, Implementation, and Capacity Grants

Funding provided by the CT General Assembly

COVID Fund for Museums | 50 Grants | $1.5M
Supported 50 larger non-profit museums in the state recover from impact of COVID-19

Funded by DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts with support allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act

Connecticut Summer at the Museum | 62 Total Grants | $15M Total Awarded*
(*18 Grants | $327,067.86 via CTH)
Summer 2021 – Kids + an Adult, Free at Museums

Partnership:  CT Humanities and CT Office of the Arts

DECD/Office of the Arts, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, CT Dept. Of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants | 632 Grants | $16,109,800

Partnership between CT Humanities and CT Office of the Arts

Designed to help the state’s museums, cultural, humanities, and arts organizations maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public, connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content, and improve their information technology and digital infrastructure.

Funding provided by DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature

CT Cultural Fund Supported Partnership Grants | 14 Partnership Grants | $3M
Funding includes 8 Arts Designated Regional Service Organizations, CT Arts Alliance, CT League of History Organizations, CT Democracy Center, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, CT Council for the Social Studies, CT Cultural Heritage Arts Program

Funding provided by DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature

Grantmaking Supported by Federal Funding

CARES Act Humanities Relief Grants | 70 Grants | $478,467
Rapid-Response to nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations

Funded by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Humanities

SHARP Capacity Grants | 77 Grants | $720,192
Designed to assist humanities organizations and other cultural institutions respond to and recover from the coronavirus pandemic and improve their ability to thrive and serve their communities now and in the future.

Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, 2021

Grantmaking Supported by Other Foundations

CT Humanities Cultural Relief Grants |17 Grants | $85,000
Partnership between CT Humanities and CT Office of the Arts

Funding to cultural organizations that continued to provide arts and humanities programs and services while facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These organizations demonstrated their commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in their mission and operations, and commitment to the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community.

Funded by Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA)

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