The Council’s Mini Grant Program funds individual researchers, nonprofit organizations, and schools with grants of up to $2,000 to support public humanities projects, documentary film, civic education initiatives, and individual research. Recent grants were awarded to:
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, $2,000
Maribelle Cormack: Connecting the Museum’s Past to the Present
Supports an exhibition series exploring the diverse impact of Maribelle Cormack on Roger Williams Park’s Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. Cormack served at the Museum for 47 years, including as its Director. Partnering with the Met School, K-12 students will have an opportunity to learn about museum studies and public programming.
Carol Green, $2,000
Branches of History: Native Plants as Teaching Tools for Civic Engagement
Supports an individual research project at the intersection of ecology, life sciences, urban planning, and civics. The project results in a K-12 curriculum for high school students in Central Falls. The research process is aided by Central Falls High School and Groundwork RI.