Special to the
Opelika Observer

On April 10, the Alabama Humanities Foundation received more than $500,000 dollars from the National Endowment for the Humanities to directly support Alabama nonprofits who have a demonstrated commitment to public humanities programming. These grants are funded by the CARES Act via NEH.
To help AHF craft the new grants to meet needs, officials are asking organizations to fill out the AHF CARES Needs Survey found at https://www.alabamahumanities.org/ahf-cares/.
Once the information is compiled, AHF will post guidelines for the grant process. Nonprofits that have demonstrated a commitment to public humanities programming are encouraged to share this survey with their community.
AHF is also creating a resource section on its website, called The Humanities Connection. In this evolving section, AHF will be working with partners to gather humanities resources and other critical information designed to assist organizations during this time of great need.
If you have a resource you would like to share, or a question about the CARES funding, contact AHF Executive Director Lynn Clark, lclark@alabamahumanities.org.
“Now, more than ever, the humanities are essential to our ability to adapt and thrive during difficult times,” Clark said. “Tell us what you need, so we can better help you to help our community.”
About the Alabama Humanities Foundation:
The Alabama Humanities Foundation mission is to foster learning, understanding and appreciation of our people, communities and cultures. As the independent, state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the AHF supports and offers programs that will enhance the minds and enrich the lives of Alabamians.