A poster from 1977 encourages nonprofit organizations, institutions, and citizens' groups in Virginia to submit grant proposals to the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.
Introducing the “Forty Years, Forty Stories” Series
In the winter and spring of 1974, Robert C. Vaughan III took the first steps toward founding the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Over the next year, we’ll explore the history of the Foundation in a twice-monthly series titled “Forty Years, Forty Stories.”
Video still from Make the Ground Talk early video.
VFH Grants – Make The Ground Talk
In June VFH awarded 11 grants including $5,000 to support pre-production costs for a one-hour documentary film, Make The Ground Talk that uncovers the histories of African American communities in Tidewater Virginia that were uprooted following WWI.
Ed Ayers, during a live BackStory show on the inauguration, January 19, 2013, at the National Museum of American History. Photo: Erin Schaff & Paul Simkin
Ed Ayers, BackStory American History Guy, to receive National Humanities Medal
VFH proudly announces that Ed Ayers, the 19th century American History Guy on BackStory radio, will be awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Obama on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in the East Room of the White House.
Nannie Louise Pinchback, a Danville recreation department employee in 1963, was dismissed for her participation in protests, and wrote a moving account of her experience in jail.
Photo by Tom Cogill
VFH Grants – Exploring History, Mapping Knowledge
In March, VFH awarded five grants including two oral history projects capturing the stories of African American railroad workers and employees of a 1930’s service station.
Courtesy Blue Ridge Institute, Ferrum College
VFH Grants – Responding to Interests and Concerns Across the Commonwealth
In December, VFH awarded nine Open Grants to organizations across the Commonwealth, for projects ranging from an exhibit on Blue Ridge folkways to a radio documentary on recreation sites for African Americans during segregation.