Destrehan Plantation receives $15K grant

Published 8:31 am Saturday, July 1, 2023

DESTREHAN — The River Road Historical Society, doing business as Destrehan Plantation, is receiving a $15,000 general operating grant from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund.

The LCCF announced $425,000 in general operating grants to 45 humanities organizations across 26 parishes. The LCCF originally launched in 2020 in an effort to help mitigate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s fund, with support from the State of Louisiana, continues to provide Louisiana’s cultural nonprofits with this vital funding.

The funds will help organizations remain financially solvent by supporting operational expenses such as staff payroll and benefits, rent, mortgage, insurance, and utilities. The grants were awarded to 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organizations, public libraries, and state and federally recognized Tribes with strong humanities focus, such as museums, historic sites, and archives, as well as the state’s diverse array of humanities-focused media, festivals, and more. Awards ranged between $5,000 and $15,000.

Organizations receiving grants span the farthest corners of the state, from Cameron to Caddo parishes and East Carroll to Lafourche parishes. Follow the link for the full list of LCCF grant recipients. More details about the amounts awarded, the LCCF and the LEH’s grant programs may be found at www.leh.org/grants.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all residents of the state. Guided by the vision that everyone can realize their full potential through the humanities, LEH partners with communities, institutions and individuals to provide grant-supported outreach programs, literacy initiatives for all ages, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, public lectures, library projects, 64 Parishes magazine and other diverse public humanities programming. For more information, visit www.leh.org.