[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-16 - Fall Grant Deadlines!

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Thu Aug 16 08:54:49 PDT 2012

In this Issue: Fall Grant Deadlines!
1. Oregon Humanities Offers Public Program Grants
2. Oregon Historic Trails Fund Grant Deadline Approaching
3. Digital Humanities Projects Supported By NEH
4. Target Provides Field Trip Grants
Oregon Humanities is offering 2013 Public Program Grants to support
humanities-based programs that are open to the general public and that
help to create informed, engaged communities in Oregon. Once a year,
Oregon Humanities’ volunteer board of directors awards Public Program
Grants between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit organizations across
Oregon’s thirty-six counties. Those interested in the applying can learn
more about the Program during a webinar at 11 a.m., Sept. 20, and submit
a letter of interest postmarked no later than Oct. 31.
Oregon Humanities encourages applicants from nonprofits across the
state to contact them prior to initiating a grant proposal to discuss
fiscal sponsorships. Organizations incorporated as nonprofits in the
state of Oregon are eligible to apply; you do not need to be a federally
recognized 501(c)(3). Applicants can include those organizations that
may not define their mission specifically through the disciplines of the
Established in 1971, Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit
affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Oregon
Humanities believes that the humanities help build healthy communities
where citizens think, learn, and talk together about important ideas. 
To register for the webinar, visit 
.  To learn more about the programs that Oregon Humanities conducts and
funds, or to access Public Program Grants guidelines and application
materials, visit www.oregonhumanities.org (
http://www.oregonhumanities.org/ ) .
The Oregon Historic Trails Fund awards grants each fall to support
projects that interpret, preserve, or maintain trail-related resources.
The Fund also provides grants for marketing, education, advocacy, and
research related to historic trails. The purpose of the fund is to
develop interpretive, educational, and economic projects to preserve and
protect the cultural and natural resources of Oregon’s historic trails.
The application deadline is Sept. 1.
An advisory committee made up of people who are knowledgeable about
Oregon’s historic trails and cultural resources review grant
applications and makes recommendations to The Oregon Community
Foundation board of directors. Approximately $40,000 is available each
year. To be eligible, applicants must be a governmental agency or a
recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 
For further information, visit www.oregonhistorictrailsfund.org (
http://www.oregonhistorictrailsfund.org/ ) .
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, offered by the  National Endowment
for the Humanities, support the planning or initial stages of digital
initiatives in any area of the humanities. The application deadline is
Sept. 25.
Examples of eligible activities include planning and developing
prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making
accessible digital resources, including libraries’ and museums’ digital
assets; innovative uses of technology for public programming and
education utilizing both traditional and new media; scholarship that
focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and
its impact on society; scholarship or studies that examine the
philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of
emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the
humanities; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the
dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as
informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. 
Visit www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-start-grants for
further information.
The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field
trips to provide students with the opportunity to explore the world
outside the classroom. Submit online applications by Oct. 1.
Target will award grants of up to $700 each to educators, teachers,
principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff employed by
accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools. Types of eligible
trips include cultural museum visits and other events or activities away
from the school facility. Fund use should take place between January
2013 until the end of the school year to cover trip-related costs such
as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.
Visit the Target website to learn more about the program.
To learn more and to access the application, visit

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