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CTH values feedback of its granting program and recently concluded an independent outside evaluation of both its grantmaking (applications received and grants made) and grantee experiences covering the 2015-18 period.
Across the seven grant lines reviewed, more than $2.1 million was awarded to 157 organizations to develop and deliver a wide variety of projects that convey the humanities to the public.
CTH awarded grants to museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations located across the state, including those with both larger and quite small annual budgets. Sixty-four percent of all grant requests received funding and nearly three-quarters of all applying organizations received at least one grant.
CTH strives to make Connecticut organizations stronger and our grants are one way we achieve this. Ninety-five percent or more of survey respondents indicated that CTH had some or substantial impact on their organization, field/sector, and local community and 84% said that CTH funding increased their organization’s financial stability.