MARINETTE — The M&M Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Michigan and Wisconsin Humanities Councils, will host a free grant writing workshop April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. The program will be held in the conference room at Bellin Health, 3415 Gallagher Road.
This workshop is specific to grant requirements for the Michigan Humanities Council and the Wisconsin Humanities Council. The councils provide matching funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as state and private donors. The goal of Humanity Council grants is to strengthen community life through the exploration of culture, ideas and values.
Funded programs and projects range from conversations about important social issues such as race and ethnicity, working lives or veteran’s experiences, to book discussions and storytelling, museum exhibits and collecting oral history. Grant recipients must be not-for-profit, and often are libraries, museums, schools, civic organizations, social service councils and festival organizations.
This workshop is designed to help attendees plan a humanities component in a project, navigate the requirements for each state’s grant program, prepare a budget and brainstorm. Attendees are invited to come prepared to pitch project ideas for which they want feedback, or to learn how a focus on humanities can deepen their community impact.
Those who would like to attend should RSVP to Kerri Weigal at the M&M Area Community Foundation by April 17 for this free workshop. Attendees must register by calling 906-864-3599 or emailing kerri.weigal@mmacf.org. Materials will be mailed to attendees prior to the program.