Organization City Ridgefield

COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $45,454.50

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


COVID Relief Fund for Museum Grant – Keeler Tavern Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Keeler Tavern Museum

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $22,727.25

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    COVID Relief Fund for Museums grants are OPERATING SUPPORT grants for larger museums and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations that provide humanities-based projects and activities for the general public (i.e., museums, historic houses, historical societies, cultural centers, and other types of non-profit organizations that offer activities like interpretive exhibitions, discussion-based public programs, or walking tours to the general public). This funding was made available to larger organizations with full-time staff and annual operating budgets of at least $450,000, with priority given to those with annual operating budgets of $500,000 or more. *These grants are administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) with funding allocated to the State of Connecticut through the CARES Act.


Hindsight is


  • Organization Name:
    Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,999.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding supports Hindsight is, a digital project to enhance distance learning for families and schools including research materials, a series of podcast episodes dramatizing historical figures, and online public conversations with collaborators including historians. The program will deepen the audience’s understanding of the ways local history can inform contemporary debates including systemic racism, voting rights, erasure of First Peoples, and fascism. The exhibition runs October to March and programming from September through November.


COVID Relief: Ridgefield Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Ridgefield Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding for Connecticut nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19, funded by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Humanities.


COVID Relief: Keeler Tavern Preservation Society, Inc.


  • Organization Name:
    Keeler Tavern Preservation Society, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $10,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding for Connecticut nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19, funded by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Votes For Women: Ridgefield Celebrates the 19th Amendment (VFW)


  • Organization Name:
    Ridgefield Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,974.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Votes for Women is a multi-faceted project celebrating the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, created with the Ridgefield Library, the League of Women Voters, and the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center. Funding enables the collaborators to develop and present a comprehensive series of free education programs (exhibits, lectures, performances, book discussions) exploring the Suffragist movement from a local, state, and national perspective. Programs will be held at partner venues from January through August 2020.


Visitor Research and Analysis for Project Planning


  • Organization Name:
    Keeler Tavern Preservation Society, Inc.

  • Organization City:
    Ridgefield

  • Amount Awarded:
    $9,990.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Keeler Tavern receives funding for a consultant-led initiative to conduct audience research (to gain a snapshot in time) and obtain the internal capacity to conduct audience research going forward (to evaluate results of changes and to track trends over time).


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