COVE, OR – Oregon Humanities is excited to announce the grantees of the 2021 Public Program Grants.Eleven organizations from around the state have been awarded a combined total of $60,000. Among these awards you will find Ascension School Camp and Conference Center, located in the city of Cove. Their award of $8,695 will support the organization’s “Xmaash Tamaycht – Camas Bake” program, which focuses the ongoing efforts led by Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Nez Perce People to revitalize the connection to camas in Northeast Oregon through camps focused on gathering, processing, baking, monitoring, and restoring this culturally significant First Food.
Oregon Humanities grant programs are committed to funding programming that centers those most impacted by a topic in order to highlight perspectives that have historically been undervalued—particularly programming based in and led by rural communities and/or communities of color. This commitment is achieved through our grant programs: Public Program Grants and Responsive Program Grants.
Applications for the Public Program Grants are open once a year in the fall for awards of up to $10,000. The Responsive Program Grants applications open four times a year for awards of up to $1,000. These grants enable nonprofit organizations and federally recognized tribes in Oregon to address urgent or timely issues in their communities.
You can read more about all other 2021 awardees and their projects at Oregon Humanities website, oregonhumanities.org