In 2016, we supported nearly 40 hyperlocal organizations and projects through $164,500 in grant funding. We also conducted 12 grant-writing and 3 capacity building workshops – supporting small organizations that may not have experienced grant-writers on staff.
Our DC Living Heritage Network – a coalition of cultural advocates – made recommendations to incorporate humanities, heritage, and preservation into the DC Cultural Plan.
We partnered with the Pulitzer Prizes’s Centennial Campfires Initiative for a journalism focused Soul of the City program. For the second year in a row, the President’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama, nominated our program as a finalist for the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
Thanks to our long-standing partnership with the DC Historic Preservation Office, our DC Community Heritage Program supported local preservationists throughout the city. Half of all funded programs were in Wards 7 and 8. Their stories are preserved in our DC Digital Museum.
Our Humanitinis brought our diverse communities together as we celebrated our shared heritage. In conjunction with the District’s 225th anniversary, we held panels in all quadrants of the city discussing our great city’s history. We hope you join us for our 2017 series which explores our hopes for our shared future.
We also launched the DC Oral History Collaborative in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington DC and the DC Public Libraries.
As we incorporate CultureCapital.com into our programming, we hope for an event better 2017, but as a 501c3 nonprofit, we need your help. Donate today.