Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants

The Alabama Humanities Alliance has awarded $800,000 in special grant funding to 83 cultural nonprofits across the state. This funding will help humanities-based organizations recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to serve as community cornerstones.

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Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants

In 2021, the Alabama Humanities Alliance awarded $800,000 in one-time funding to 83 humanities-based nonprofits across the state. These grants supply much-needed support to many of Alabama’s most cherished cultural landmarks and community resources as they continue to recover from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Alabama Humanities Alliance made the funding available through a competitive grant process, inviting Alabama-based nonprofits with a demonstrated commitment to public humanities programming.

For questions, contact Graydon Rust, AHA’s grants director: [email protected].

To learn more about our ongoing Alabama Public Humanities Grants, check out our Grants page.

AHA Grants Portal

Press release

Read the official announcement of our Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant awardees and get an overview of the impact of this funding statewide.

Press release

List of grant recipients

See the full list of all 83 humanities-based organizations that received Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants.

Grant recipients

Grantee media kit

Download a media kit that includes logos, social media graphics, and other resources to help Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant recipients promote their award.

Grantee Promotion Kit

Grant guidelines

Learn about the application guidelines for these one-time Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants.

Grant guidelines