Organization City Stonington

“Gather” Screening & Community Conversation


  • Organization Name:
    Yellow Farmhouse Education Center

  • Organization City:
    Stonington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $750.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY21

  • Grant Summary:

    The Yellow Farmhouse Education Center will host a virtual public screening of the recently released film Gather, which tells the story of Native Americans working “to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.” The screening will be followed by a virtual community conversation facilitated by Rachel-Beth Sayet, an indigenous educator, food anthropologist, and member of the Mohegan Nation. The program will take place in December 2020.


COVID Relief: Stonington Village Improvement Association/ James Merrill House Committee


  • Organization Name:
    Stonington Village Improvement Association/ James Merrill House Committee

  • Organization City:
    Stonington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • 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.


COVID Relief: Stonington Historical Society


  • Organization Name:
    Stonington Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Stonington

  • 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.


The James Merrill Lecture Series


  • Organization Name:
    Stonington Village Improvement Association/ James Merrill House Committee

  • Organization City:
    Stonington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $2,435.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    As part of its ongoing series, the James Merrill House in Stonington, CT, will be hosting nationally prominent poet and writer–Mary Jo Salter during the fall 2019–as Merrill Fellow. Funding will enable her to come to Stonington, CT, to give a lecture and a discussion session on poetry and writing on September 28, 2019; she will be invited to spend time in the National Historic Landmark Merrill Apartments in the village where the late poet wrote and made his home for forty years.


The Rollie McKenna Project


  • Organization Name:
    The Stonington Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Stonington

  • Amount Awarded:
    $24966

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY18

  • Grant Summary:

    Stonington Historical Society will create an exhibition of Stonington native and photographer Rollie McKenna’s portraits and streetscapes of Stonington. Issues of gender, sexuality, identity, place, and more are addressed in the project.


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