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Louisiana Culture Care Fund

Grants to Louisiana Cultural Nonprofits for Emergency
Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)

Deadline Date:

06/30/20

Description:

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Grants to Louisiana nonprofit cultural organizations for emergency assistance to mitigate the adverse financial effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to support organizations with a strong focus on the humanities by assisting with organizational expenses, rental payments, utilities, mortgage payments, payroll, and employee benefits.

In an effort to help protect Louisiana’s critical cultural institutions, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has launched the Louisiana Culture Care Fund, a new grant program providing emergency relief funding to humanities organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NEH defines the humanities as including the fields of history, philosophy, literature, foreign languages, linguistics, comparative religion, ethics, archaeology, jurisprudence, art history, theory and criticism and philosophical and historical approaches to social sciences.

Applicant organizations will describe ways in which they have been affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. This may include, for example, lost revenue due to canceled programs; lost space due to inability to pay rent, mortgage, or utilities; staff layoff due to inability to cover payroll expenses; or permanent closure. 

Awards are designated for operational expenses, including but not limited to staff retention (payroll and benefits), rent, mortgage, and utilities. 

All Louisiana Culture Care Fund applications will be subject to the same review process based on the following criteria:

  • Record of strong humanities programming (see below)
  • Estimated annual audience
  • Organization size (based on annual operating budget)
  • Geographic location and distribution (rural, underserved areas of Louisiana)
  • Preference will be given to organizations who have not received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) but receipt of PPP funds does not disqualify organizations from applying for support from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189612

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards range from $3,000 – $20,000 and are based on the annual operating budget of the applicant organization:

- Organizations with annual operating budgets of under $50,000 can request up to $3,000.
- Organizations with annual operating budgets between $50,000 – $99,999 can request up to $7,000.
- Organizations with annual operating budgets between $100,000 – $499,999 can request up to $10,000.
- Organizations with annual operating budgets of $500,000 to $999,999 can request up to $15,000.
-Organizations with annual operating budgets of $1 million or more can request up to $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund are available to 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organizations in Louisiana with a strong humanities focus that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including museums, historic sites, and archives, as well as the diverse array of humanities-focused media, festivals, community cultural heritage organizations, film organizations, historical societies, publishers, and more.

The LEH especially encourages applications from rural and underserved areas of the state but welcomes applications regardless of an organization’s size and location.

Not eligible:

- Individuals
- For-profit organizations
- Organizations without paid staff
- Organizations focused solely on the arts
- Political or advocacy organizations
- Government agencies
- Universities, colleges, individual faculty members, and academic departments*

*Museums, archives, university presses, and public-facing humanities centers affiliated with a college or university that have their own 501(c)(3) status and DUNS number may apply for Louisiana Culture Care Fund grants.

Programmatic expenses are not eligible under the Louisiana Culture Care Fund grant stream.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period will run May 4 through June 30, 2020, or until funds are expended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants will receive notification of award or rejection within ten days of submission.

Applicants are required to have a DUNS number. (For more information, see https://support.dnb.com/?CUST=GOVTDUNS.)

LEH Launches Louisiana Culture Care Fund: https://www.leh.org/leh-launches-louisiana-culture-care-fund/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=leh

For questions about eligibility, contact LEH Grants Manager Chris Robert at robert@leh.org.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
at Turners' Hall
938 Lafayette Street
Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone 504.523.4352

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