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Leonardo DiCaprio will play the role of Hugh Glass in upcoming film The Revenant, shot entirely with natural light in the remote wilderness of Canada. General operating support to provide shelter and employment for homeless and formerly homeless women. In The Life Media, Inc. Free-standing scholarships and fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis directly to students undertaking full-time study. Chicago Public Media, Inc. General operating support for food system initiatives that meet basic needs, foster local economic and community development, support small-scale farming, improve community health, and promote environmental awareness in the Gunnison Valley.

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The Joslyn Art Museum, meanwhile, will publish a catalogue to accompany the collection-based special exhibition Revisiting America: Three grants will fund collections-based work in academic museums where the art will also be integrated into progressive, interdisciplinary curricula. The Eskenazi Museum at Indiana University will catalogue and document its collection of work by photographer and educator Henry Holmes Smith; the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University, Pullman and the Art Museum at the University at Albany will create storage and study centers to preserve their collections and make them more widely accessible.

Finally, the Center for Curatorial Leadership was awarded a grant to help nurture diversity among museum staff. The Initiative will provide increased support for mentoring projects. Seven grants from the Asia program focus on field building in Asian studies, support for creation of scholarly resources, and leadership development opportunities. The American Council of Learned Societies will continue to administer the Program in China Studies which awards research fellowships to early-career scholars and grants for collaborative workshops dedicated to close reading of primary texts.

The University of California Humanities Research Institute, based at the University of California, Irvine, will use a grant to support exchanges between Asian and American critical theory scholars. ASIANetwork plans to offer consultancies and create a guide for the development of Asian studies programs at small colleges and universities while the American Center for Mongolian Studies will host summer field schools on Mongolian history, culture and contemporary issues.

Finally, a grant to The Asia Foundation will establish a new leadership development program for young Asian diplomats. Strengthening an Emerging Generation of Asian Leaders.

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. The Higher Education program awarded three grants that seek to strengthen and to support innovation in doctoral education. Ewha Womans University will continue its Expanding Horizons program which provides an international networking and leadership development opportunities to women graduate students in STEM.

Meanwhile, grants to Emory University and the University of California, Merced will support the efforts of scholars to engage and collaborate with external partners through internships and applied research. These two programs will prepare students to succeed both inside and outside academia and to think differently about the value, purpose, and potential impact of their work. The five grants awarded by the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs support projects that build connections across scholarly communities and bring nuanced, contextualized understandings of complex issues to wider publics.

An interdisciplinary, comparative project at Columbia University will focus on public religion in Africa and South Asia. Boston University will produce documentary films and related materials about civic pluralism in contemporary Indonesia while the Brookings Institution will conduct a study on the intersection of Islam, Muslims, and the rise of populist parties and movements in Europe and the U.

Finally, a grant to the American Council of Learned Societies will continue to provide support for a fellowship program for scholars of religion in international affairs who are interested in bringing their work to wider publics through journalism and other media platforms. Islam, Democracy and Civic Co-Existence. Building on its recent work in support of research universities, the Theology Program issued a request for proposals RFP geared toward the advancement of public scholarship on religion and theology.

Five institutions were selected to receive grants in support of projects that cultivate the next generation of leaders, develop fresh approaches to public theology, or devise creative uses of digital technologies. Northeastern University will organize media engagement institutes and media collaborations for religion and theology scholars in order to prepare them to produce public-facing scholarship.

Ohio State University will use a grant to expand its American Religious Sounds Project , a digital audio archive documenting the diversity of American religious practice, while Saint Louis University plans to create a portrait of religious life in the city through the digital collection of interviews, profiles, media content, and maps. The deadline to complete the letter of inquiry form online is October 15, Saint Louis University , St.

Louis, MO—For a project on lived religion in a digital age. Ten grants from the American Art program promote preservation of and access to exceptional permanent collections in museums and galleries and support unique publishing projects in the field.

The Public Policy program extends its support of education for new Members of Congress. And five grants from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs seek to promote research and dissemination related to Islam, Orthodox Christianity, and religion and conflict. One Theology grant will support the development of a new online research platform for biblical scholars.

The American Art Program's grants focus on innovative work in permanent collection preservation and access. The Minnesota Museum of American Art will receive a grant for a permanent collection installation in its new home. A grant to the George Washington University will preserve the legacy of the former Corcoran Gallery of Art through digitization of its archives, and a grant to Saint Peter's Church will help to rehabilitate its Nevelson Chapel, a rare modernist masterwork that is accessible to all visitors.

Minnesota Museum of American Art , St. Paul, MN—For the inaugural collection installation. A grant to George Washington University will support the Tibet Governance Project for scholarly exchange and collaborative research on issues relevant to policy and governance in Tibetan regions, while a grant to Mercy Corps will allow the National Committee on North Korea to continue its work promoting understanding of, and principled engagement with, North Korea.

A grant to the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress will provide continued support for a bipartisan orientation seminar for new Members of Congress. Several new grants from the Henry R.

The University of Florida will launch an initiative on Islam in Africa, and Fordham University will create a program on Orthodox Christianity and the discourse of human rights. Grants to the Magnum Foundation and International Crisis Group will provide continued support for collaborative visual storytelling projects about religion and international affairs, and research and reports on religion and conflict, respectively.

Magnum Foundation , New York, NY—Renewed support for an initiative to produce and disseminate visual documentary projects on religion in international affairs. The Theology program awarded one responsive grant supporting the work of scholars in religion and theology.

Two grants awarded through the Higher Education program aim to connect academic scholarship to non-academic communities, and a third will seek to support women in STEM disciplines. The Public Policy program extended its support for the continuing education of Members of Congress. And a Religion in International Affairs grant will advance the study of religion and human rights.

The Theology program awarded three responsive grants to support scholarship, ministry, and public engagement; meanwhile, eight additional grants made through the Luce Fund for Theological Education will support innovation at institutions of theological education. Finally, the Foundation approved three special grants to Native American organizations aimed at strengthening leadership in Native communities in the US. The American Art program awarded one responsive grant in November and ten grants through its annual exhibition competition.

Each November, the American Art program announces the recipients of funding for major loan exhibitions and related publications that are anticipated to make significant contributions to the public and scholarly experience and understanding of American art.

The Career of Robert Colescott. Edith Gregor Halpert and the Downtown Gallery. Modern Art in the Age of Einstein. All over the Place. Southeast Asian networks of various kinds are in evidence in the projects at the University of Utah, for ongoing exchanges among members of the Mekong Region Development Research Group, and Columbia University, for efforts by the New York Southeast Asia Network to bring greater attention to Southeast Asia and foster a community of experts on the region in the greater New York area.

Finally, the new Silk Roads publication series of the University of Chicago Press promises books that will take us on ancient and contemporary journeys to explore intersections and interactions across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. The Foundation awarded three grants through the Higher Education program. The grant to the American Association of Colleges and Universities will support a program aimed at strengthening academic mentorship for women in the STEM fields.

Pardee RAND Graduate School, meanwhile, will train scholars, especially in the humanities and social sciences, to translate their research into concrete policy proposals. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs aims to enhance public understanding of religion in international affairs by fostering interdisciplinary scholarship, new resources and networks, and connections across scholarly, media, and policy communities.

The present grant will support continued research in and publication on Indonesia, Myanmar, and Central Asia. The three responsive grants awarded through the Theology program reflect its emphases and priorities, including: The grant to the Association of Theological Schools will support a project to explore the future of theological scholarship. New York University will undertake a multifaceted effort to train college and university chaplains for work in religiously diverse institutional settings.

And the grant to the Public Religion Research Institute will help to link scholarship and academic expertise with wider venues of media distribution and public engagement. Association of Theological Schools in the U. The Theology program is also proud to announce nine grants from the Luce Fund for Theological Education , which supports the development of new models of teaching, learning, research, publication, and leadership development.

Brite Divinity School , Ft. Three special projects will support public intellectual leadership in the Native American community. The American Indian College Fund will focus its efforts on higher education leaders, working with tribal colleges to strengthen their research capacity.

First Nations Development Institute will explore the idea of community-based intellectual leadership with four partners based in four different cultural communities. The National Museum of the American Indian will invest in tribal cultural leadership, bringing representatives of less well-resourced tribes to the Museum for intensive collections study, followed by a public cultural festival featuring art and performance.

Established by Clare Boothe Luce in , the Program offers research awards and tuition support to prepare young women to study and teach in the STEM disciplines, as well as five-year professorships for women early in their academic careers. Vincent College and the University of San Francisco will provide undergraduate scholarships to a total of eight young women, while grants to Bucknell University, Virginia Tech, George Washington University, Lawrence University, and Iona College will fund undergraduate research awards.

These grants will support the work of women in total. In addition to these 11 new awards, the Program awarded grants to the 13 institutions designated in Clare Boothe Luce's bequest to receive funds in perpetuity.

We are pleased to continue our partnership with these institutions. Six grants from the American Art program will help strengthen permanent collections and support catalogue digitization efforts. These include an expansive gallery reinstallation, the conversion of a storage space into a public gallery, the creation and enhancement of three digital catalogues, and the development of an institutional archive to preserve the history of a center for American artists of African descent.

The Asia program awarded grants to three institutions. They will support a project to study philanthropy in China, a program on Taiwan and foreign policy, and an online collection of documentary films and educational resources that examine environmental issues in Asia. One grant from the Higher Education program will be used to train college presidents to work more effectively with their boards; a second grant will enable completion of an innovative initiative in the humanities that engages experts and scholars from across diverse disciplines.

Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs awarded seven grants that demonstrate its commitment to interdisciplinary exchange and greater public understanding of religion in politics. Two grants contribute to the development of networks for collaborative scholarship and discussion of policy ideas.

Three media-focused grants will enable the training of journalists reporting on Muslim women, encourage coverage of religion in diasporic communities, and help develop Islam-focused public radio programs.

The Theology Program awarded two grants that will support independent media projects, one to produce a podcast series on the work of chaplains and another to sustain a multimedia production on public theology.

A third grant will allow for continued growth of a journal and forum dedicated to the field of interreligious studies. The American Art Program has awarded six grants for projects focused on strengthening ties between collections, institutional identity, and the advancement of mission.

The American Folk Art Museum will transform a portion of its Long Island City, Queens, headquarters into a public gallery for focus exhibitions from its permanent collection. Three documentation projects will underpin and enhance future permanent collection research and exhibitions: The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, will expand information about their major collection of American drawings for its online catalogue; the Fuller Craft Museum will create the first digital collections database of its modern and contemporary crafts collection; and the Woodmere Art Museum will catalogue its extensive collection of works by the American Renaissance artist Violet Oakley and create an online resource on the artist.

A major grant was awarded to The Studio Museum in Harlem to transform the records of its first fifty years into an institutional archive that will preserve documentation of its landmark exhibitions and unparalleled Artist in Residence program. Three grants from the Asia Program reflect its goals to enhance understanding of Asia in the United States and to foster greater cultural and intellectual exchange between the United States and Asian countries. Addressing the need for affordable, adaptable teaching resources on environmental issues in Asia, Face to Face Media and faculty from Whittier College will assemble and curate an online documentary film collection under the auspices of an award to the International Documentary Association.

Focus on Asia , a project of Face to Face Media. A grant to the Council of Independent Colleges provides support for the Presidents Governance Academy which equips college presidents to work more effectively with their boards.

The goal of the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs is to enhance public understanding of religion in global affairs by supporting interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration across academic, media and policy communities.

A grant to the British Council will expand opportunities for scholars and policymakers to share work, ideas and best practices at the intersection of religion and international affairs. A grant to Clare College will provide support for strengthening an international policy network on religion and diplomacy. Two grants support work on the Middle East: A grant to the University of California, Davis will train emerging journalism students to produce thoughtful reporting about Muslim women, while a grant to Southern California Public Radio will support reporting on religion and diasporic communities, in collaboration with the University of Southern California.

Finally, America Abroad Media will produce public radio programs and multimedia content on Islam and science; Islam in contemporary Europe; and Islamic media in the Middle East. Next Generation , a program to strengthen transatlantic collaborations on religion and the public sphere.

Muslim Women and the Media. A grant to Boston University will enable the institution, in partnership with Hebrew College, to continue the publication of an academic journal and support a related online forum, both of which aim to enhance interreligious communication in scholarly and public settings. Human Media will use a grant to launch a new podcast series dedicated to the work and lives of chaplains, including the challenges they face in caring for increasingly diverse communities.

A third grant will support the multimedia production On Being and its project Public Theology Reimagined. The Asia program awarded seven grants. These will support policy-relevant research and dialogue focused on Southeast Asia and China, facilitate scholarly exchange between the U. The Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment LIASE , a grantmaking initiative of the Asia program, awarded its final three implementation grants to liberal arts colleges expanding interdisciplinary teaching and research on Asia and the environment.

Two grants from the Theology program will support projects at Catholic universities, one focused on community-engaged scholarship and the other on political theology. Meanwhile, two grants from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs will support public media projects on religion in global affairs; three other grants will underwrite research on religious authority and U.

Finally, a grant to the Rockefeller Archive Center will fund the storage and maintenance of the Luce Foundation's grant archives and will establish an endowment to enable care for the collection in perpetuity. Six grants will further the American Art Program's goals of supporting the study, experience, and understanding of art of the United States including two momentous shows in the field of contemporary art. Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will present the largest single, long-term retrospective installation of works by light and space artist James Turrell.

Three grants will support ongoing efforts to strengthen and activate permanent collections of American art. A major grant to the Newark Museum will support reinstallations of the modern and contemporary American Art galleries and two accompanying publications.

The multi-year project will include exhibitions from their respective collections, museum training internships, and public engagement. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the accompanying catalogue. Newark Museum , Newark, NJ—For the reinstallation of permanent galleries of modern and contemporary American art, and two accompanying publications. The Asia Program announces seven new grants to further its goals of improving U. Four grants will help policymakers engage in informed dialogues as they work to maintain peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific.

These include a grant to Inter-American Dialogue in support of a collaboration with the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University to examine trends in China-Latin American relations; a grant to Seton Hall University to explore new approaches to crisis management and conflict resolution in the South China Sea; a grant to The Brookings Institution for research and associated programming on regional issues in Southeast Asia; and a grant to the Stimson Center to encourage ethnic reconciliation efforts in northern Myanmar.

Three grants will further the creation and dissemination of knowledge about Asia and scholarly exchange. A grant to the American Institute for Indonesian Studies will support research and training opportunities for Indonesian and American scholars as well as seminars to foster collaborations and new networks. This year-old group received funding to restore a Pacific Coast Railway Series boxcar. Using volunteer labor, they plan to repair the roof, wood frame and sheathing, the floor, the truss rods, and the brake components.

The museum conducts an oral history program, a Boy Scouts merit badge program, and a third-grade school curriculum unit.

To do so, they are installing running water, restrooms, and heat. An important element of making these improvements economically sustainable is adequate insulation in the roof. This grant partially funds the insulation work. The project is expected to take 3 months. They hope to begin in February. This year-old tax exempt group conducts theatrical productions from late-January through mid-August of each year.

Many of these subsidized tickets are purchased by patrons attending a theatrical production for the first time. Three productions will be offered in the Jan-Aug season with each running for a minimum of six weeks. The exhibit will include illustrations, paintings, photographs, period newspapers, ephemera, and artifacts. An accompanying video will complete the exhibit. The projected start date is June , and the project is expected to take 12 months. In August , the Tom E. Dailey Foundation partially funded the FRA certification of the brake system.

Before trial runs can begin, three tasks remain: FRA hydrostatic testing of the boiler, installation of superheater bundles and steam-up, and finally fresh paint applied. This grant partially funds the remaining work. To-date, the group estimates they have provided over , hours of volunteer work. Previously installed in a city park from , when it was retired, until , once in full operation, the group intends to begin local passenger steam excursions. Each meeting includes a field trip to area labs and technology companies.

This is why COSI developed the Career Ladder CL , a mentor-led volunteerism program that allows students to develop 21st Century Skills working in their museum, acting as full members of the COSI team, and directly interacting with the over , guests that visit the museum each year. They take on progressive levels of responsibility as they evolve into job-ready teens.

The car served the railroad for 32 years operating from Minnesota to Michigan. From to the present, it has been a private cottage on the shores of Lake Superior. In December, the group accepted the donation of the car from the current owners. It is well preserved, structurally sound, and well maintained. This grant enables the group to continue its restoration of a Lehigh Valley Railroad caboose A previous grant from the Tom E. Dailey Foundation enabled the group to sandblast and prime the sides and roof of the exterior.

This funds the purchase of materials to re-paint and re-letter the exterior using the paint scheme it wore in the s. They have two other cabooses and a seven car set from the New York Central Railroad. Attendance at the museum was 5, visitors in ,. This Ohio-based, year-old organization, is developing a rail history exhibit on railroad moniker art. This grant partially funds the research phase. Moniker art is a little studied and ephemeral art form of creating unique visual signatures, or monikers, on the sides of rail cars.

It has been perpetuated by a group of largely anonymous artists since the lates. In addition to the exhibit, the museum will create an archive of oral histories and research that can be a resource for rail historians. The museum, founded in , has 29, square feet of space.

It is a free museum and is open six days a week year-round. Museum attendance in was nearly 21, It is a previous winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

The three-month exhibit will be interactive, i. The museum, celebrating its eighteenth year, is one of the largest museums of its kind for the purpose of preserving Catholic art and artifacts, particularly paintings, sculpture, castings, stained glass, vestments, relics, icons, photography, and books.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for February 6, In its 12 th year of service to Central Ohio, this Columbus-based group offers bereavement care and grieving support to individuals and families.

It is the goal of the group to restore the depot to a resemblance of its former glory and to use the building once again as an actual rail transportation stop CSX trains run past the stop today for both scenic tours, as well as to develop the site as a stop for Amtrak passenger traffic.

Some of the work will be done by city employees. This group submitted an application for the restoration of trolley car Originally manufactured in , the car was in operation with the former Scranton Transit Co. The group will use the car to help educate the community on the historic heritage of northeastern Pennsylvania, specifically, how the trolley carried workers to the coal mines, iron and steel plants, textile mills, railroad yards, etc.

North Carolina Railway Museum, Inc. This long-time group—the East Carolina Chapter of the NRHS—requested funds to relocate the Goldston Depot from its current location in a Goldston, NC, storage yard to the New Hope Valley Railway where it will act as a passenger depot and central loading area for their excursion trains.

Built in the small town of Goldston, the depot was used for passenger service until the s and freight service until the late s. After being abandoned, the building was saved by a prominent Goldston family in the early s and moved to private property where it remains today. The depot is in remarkably good condition and only needs exterior paint and some windows fixed before it is operational.

The group offers many educational programs for school children, and the depot will be used as a classroom as well as an example of North Carolina history. The Mission provides access to economic opportunities and healthy, affordable food.

The Farm is a safe and stabilizing place where people of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds come together to learn, form positive relationships, and explore nature. Farm programs are housed in three broad categories: Now a transitioning neighborhood—the area has a brand new Target, and the headquarters for Groupon relocated here—the threat of violence is still very real. Gang activity is high and unemployment is endemic.

Specifically, they requested funding to restore an original narrow gauge, East Broad Top-built hopper car. The EBT railroad is unique in that they built every hopper car more than for their own use. Only the EBT hauled large amounts of coal to sustain its rail operations. This 7-year organization normally operates a small 3-mile steam train excursion.

But they began renovations to the railroad in to enhance its educational and historic experience. The cosmetic restoration of the hopper car will complement the linear park the group maintains on the East Broad Top right-of-way. The restoration has been underway for over two years and is close to completion. They have passed all FRA inspections during the teardown and rebuild. The one remaining task is to re-tube the boiler jacket.

Fraser Shipyards of Superior, Wisconsin, has agreed to do the work at cost. All the materials needed for the re-tubing have already been purchased with other funding. With the boiler work completed, volunteers will use the winter and spring for final touch-up with the expectation by summer , the locomotive will be in full steam.

The group operates excursions along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Two Harbors through the deep and majestic North Woods. This group has been awarded two grants in the past. In this latest application, Lake States notes they have received several railroad heritage book collections in that number several hundred volumes. This substantially exceeds the current shelf capacity of the library. They are requesting funds to purchase additional shelving units to accommodate the new collections and some margin for future collections.

They have provided the vendor quote for the materials along with numerous photographs to document the need for the funding. They wish to purchase two library-grade base shelving units and three add-on units plus shipping charges. The group, established in , focuses on documenting the rail history of the Western Great Lakes region of the U.

They are dedicated to the highest standards of scholarship, research, and preservation. They note previous TEDF grants have been greatly beneficial. This year-old group requested funding to restore their S.

Warren Baldwin locomotive 2. Originally purchased by the S. Warren Paper Mill Company, the locomotive replaced horses and wagons in the mill yard to haul pulpwood and coal. A daily workhorse, during its heyday, the locomotive helped S. Warren produce more than 35, pounds of paper a day.

The application included a project plan and budget and numerous photographs of the work to be done. They welcome more than 25, visitors annually. This application was submitted under three categories: LeaderSpark focuses their charitable efforts on the Franklinton area of Columbus, Ohio. The program for which they requested funding is part of their Roots to Wings program, specifically, their Garden-in-a-box program. Families sponsored through the Roots to Wings program will receive a complete garden kit for growing vegetables starting May All materials needed to start a small container garden will be donated at no cost to the participants.

The kits will include: LeaderSpark will be partnering with Franklinton Prep as a hub to coordinate the activities of the gardeners. This year-old organization receives major funding from the United Way and the Columbus Foundation. This application was submitted under two categories: The Dukati and Biseri Folklore Ensemble of Chicago was founded in November by a handful of students who wished to perform Serbian and Macedonian folk dance and music.

While the group has already begun rehearsals for the event, a TEDF grant will help with costumes, theatre rental, and promotional efforts during December and January. The group averages seven performances a year with audiences between , Their junior training ensemble teaches the basics of folk dance and music to children in the 1 st -8 th grades. We would like to thank the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for their hospitality in hosting our board meeting.

Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Inc. It will be used in a wide variety of museum exhibits and programs. The Pullman car, once up and operating, will bring in hotel tax revenues to the community, enable exhibit and tour opportunities, and house college interns for railroad research projects at the museum.

Museum visitors and train ridership combined exceed 65, annually. It performs publically before general audiences to foster understanding and acceptance of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people in society. Currently CGMC has more than 90 active singing members and more than volunteers that assist with production and day-to-day operations. The concert will be looking at the causes and effects of bullying.

Franklinton Rising was established in July as an extension of Youth for Christ after school programs and Franklinton Preparatory Academy. The grant will partially fund the first class of students, who will rehab a house in Columbus. Where specialized contractors are needed, they have agreed to help teach skills while they perform the actual work. The project is to restore their Missouri Pacific Caboose An estimated 60, visitors have toured the caboose since its move to the Rosenberg.

The museum provides insight into the history of the railroads in Fort Bend County, Texas. Their focus is largely educational. In addition to the caboose, the museum has an operating switch tower where visitors can operate the semaphore, an private rail car, a replica of the train depot and water tower that serviced the original steam engines, along with a garden railroad and HO model train layout. The majority of the youth come from neighborhoods identified by the City of Columbus as disproportionately affected by poverty and crime.

The ages of the program participants range from 6 through The organization has seven sites and serves 3, children throughout Columbus. The program uses fun games and activities to engage youth in academic ventures like science experiments, math word-problems, health and fitness, and more.

The group was formed in to help children from the Franklinton and Hilltop neighborhoods. This local group, a previous grant winner, is requesting funds to train three additional professionals—in this case one each from Kenya, Nepal, and Nigeria—to support traumatized children from refugee communities, who have been resettled in Franklin County.

Surprisingly, since , over 10, refugees have been resettled in the Columbus area. Many of the children have been traumatized or are disabled and require support from those from their native country. Grant funds help provide housing and living incidentals during the twelve months of training.

During , the organization hosted a total of sixty-four IPRs International Professionals in Residence from 13 countries. Railways To Yesterday, Inc. This group requested funds to transport a Baldwin electric locomotive to their museum, the Rockhill Trolley Museum.

Originally constructed for the Niagara Junction Railway Company, was overhauled in and is fully operational. They anticipate using the locomotive not only for display and demonstration purposes, but also to tow other pieces in the collection when needed for maintenance or display.

Railways to Yesterday is able to acquire for only the cost of its relocation. Depending on the condition of each collection, processing can include: The Center hosts an annual conference on railroad photography, publishes a quarterly journal, and operates a traveling exhibitions program. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Inc. Last year they received a Tom E. Dailey Foundation grant to restore a vintage streetcar.

The Wexford depot was carefully relocated to a new concrete foundation on the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum from its original home along route in Wexford, PA. Through the years it was a post office, an antique shop, and most recently a delicatessen. But the family of the agent never allowed structural changes.

So the depot is largely in its original condition. The grant will be used to purchase materials, equipment, and contract services. This Columbus, Ohio group, founded in , provides parents with high quality, affordable day care and early learning through educational programs that prepare students for success in school and life.

To-date, they estimate they have helped more than 18, students. The organization has determined that an increasing focus of theirs will be serving infants and toddlers up to age 3. Partially funded by federal Early Head Start, the group needed additional funding for periodic teacher substitutes so that the regular teachers can spend additional time on testing and assessments—a key part of the Early Head Start program.

The group puts all their efforts into the area of Columbus commonly known as the Southern Gateway. The group requested funding to restore the Lehigh Valley Railroad caboose Since October , the organization has been repairing the exterior of the caboose, which included extensive metal replacement to the sides. The interior is now being repaired and reinstalled. The grant will be used to purchase materials, prepare, re-paint, and re-letter the exterior of the caboose into the paint scheme it wore in the late s.

The funds will also be used to hire a contractor to do the surface preparation, media blasting, and priming. Volunteers would be used for all other work. The group, founded in , if focused on the preservation and interpretation of the railroad history of the Rochester and Western New York area. The museum is in the former Erie Railroad Industry railroad station. They have over fifty pieces of railroad rolling stock and operate a one mile demonstration railroad.

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, Inc. Specifically, the funds will be used for spray-in foam wall insulation, replacement of steel panels, replacement of floor tile, replacement of a wall divider, and trim hardware. This 26 year, Knoxville-based group is dedicated to the railroad history and equipment of the Southern Appalachia region. It operates an excursion train using period-appropriate cars to tell the story of Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project, and how the railroads in the region helped win World War II.

They had 12, passengers on the excursion train during With thousands of volunteer hours already invested, this car has a new roof, new Spanish cedar windows, exterior steel repair, new electrical, sound, light, and heating systems, a new floor, and a new restroom. The grant will partially fund the remainder of the interior fit out to include: The Colebrookdale Railroad has 20,, annual passengers for their excursion line. The Trust strives to capitalize on a Civil War-era railroad heritage unique to Southeastern Pennsylvania by returning Edwardian-era-caliber train service.

Deltaville Community Association, Inc. This organization operates a model railroad club in Deltaville, Virginia—the Rappahannock River Railroaders. They are seeking to extend their community outreach to engage children in the creative hobby of model railroading.

In addition to their fixed club layouts, which are frequently open to the public, they have a mobile track layout they take to local fairs and festivals to expose children to model railroading in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck of Virginia. In the fall of , the group began a project to replace the mobile exhibit. They have begun work on the new trailer. The funds for the remaining work is partially funded by this grant. This year-old not-for-profit operates acres of woodlands, savanna, and hiking trails in Valparaiso, Indiana.

In , Taltree opened its Railway Garden: They are receiving partial funding for an educational display inside their Depot Visitor Center. The display will include photo-representations of people from the steam engine era including Civil War railway workers, Chinese immigrant workers from the Sierra Nevada range, and rail workers from the s, who rebuilt sections of track and bridges. The focus is to accentuate the hardships and danger that often accompanied early railway jobs. The Taltree Arboretum and Gardens served 4, students in and saw 48, visitors last year.

Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp. This group requested funding to replicate the signal tower which was in operation at the Hopewell Junction Depot from to Construction of a replica of the tower will complete the historical accuracy of the site.

The tower will have two floors: The first floor will be built as handicapped accessible restrooms. This group was formed in to preserve the Hopewell Junction Depot as the only surviving railroad building in the area. The depot serves as both a museum, visitor center, and educational facility with a host of written, photographed and preserved artifacts. They have members, 50 volunteers, and a staff of Colfax Railroad Museum, Inc. A previous grant winner, the museum requested funding for the purchase of unique metalworking tools needed for the restoration of the Coronet Phosphate 5 T locomotive, four Milwaukee Road cars and several smaller projects.

The group was founded in Their collection includes some glass negative images from the C. Stecher and the Alan MacMillian collections which they wish to digitize to allow the images to be made available to the general public as well as historical researchers.

With funding from this grant, they hope to complete the project by year-end. The CHSAM is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural, and political history of the Chinese in America.

In alone, they impacted 10, children, adults, and families with healthful educational programming. The program will focus on general job training skills along with hands-on job training relating to an urban food production farm. The six teens in the pilot will receive paid work experience and references along with direction and hope.

Army Transportation Corps, No. The grant will assist with firebox replacement and boiler repairs the engine has , miles of usage. Once the project is completed, the engine will be used both for main line operation and stored at their site for interpretative viewing.

The program is designed to provide employment experience; promote artistic expression, teamwork, and leadership; and build confidence among its youth participants. In , nine of the 17 ensemble members were residents of public housing. Their program specifically focuses on narrow gauge railroad cars, and the parts from these skeleton cars can be used to finish work on three of the most historic narrow cars in their collection: It consists of the town hall, a Milwaukee Road depot, a caboose, an log cabin, and the museum.

Earlier the group did extensive renovation on the depot. Before the work is final, one last section needs to be scraped, primed and painted in the original yellow. Also, the paint on their caboose, which was restored and repainted in , has since faded, and the caboose needs to be primed and repainted. To that end, they have already restored six GE locomotives, all of which are accessible to the public at their museum in North East, PA, just 10 miles from the Erie, PA, GE assembly plant that built them.

Their current project is to acquire, move, and restore a General Electric ton center cab locomotive Their long range plan is to return passenger excursion service to Brooks Station. The depot is on the National Register of Historic Places. This year-old group is an affiliate of NRHS. Working in crews of four to five under the guidance of adult educators, participants receive a weekly stipend and learn sustainable agricultural practices, healthy eating, food preparation, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.

Through hands-on experience, interactive workshops, and field trips, students develop a strong work ethic and explore post-secondary education and employment opportunities. The chapter purchased the car in and used it for many years in excursion operations.

For the past 15 years, the car has been stored out of service and has suffered damage due to failing window gaskets. Three years ago the decision was made to restore the car in support of upcoming steam excursion operations planned by their partner organization, the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Upon examination, it was determined that repairs to the side sills and crash posts of the car are necessary for safe main line operation.

The repairs will consist of replacing the existing side sills and repairing the damaged areas of the crash posts. In addition, new sheet metal will be installed at the lower edge along both sides of the car and around the crash posts once the structural repairs are complete.

Since its creation in , the Tom E. The next board meeting is scheduled for May 2, The undercarriage of the car is not original and interferes with the support of the car body. The museum has located an original undercarriage for replacement. Since , this organization has operated in Montgomery County, Maryland, including a collection of 17 street cars, thousands of photographs and documents, and hundreds of trolley ephemera. In fiscal year , the museum hosted 12, visitors.

The new COSI Planetarium, with state-of-the-art digital projection technology, will enable visitors to experience this dynamic learning tool to explore space. The grant will partially fund an upgrade to the security system at the Williamsville Depot.

The depot has suffered two break-ins and broken windows. They have 40 pieces of rolling stock, five of which are leased to an excursion service. Their museum, the Heritage Discover Center, is on-site along with two passenger depots. They have member volunteers that serve the Williamsville community of , Rufus Porter Museum, Inc.

The Broadway Elevated Railroad model will become part of their permanent collection and be on display in the Rufus Porter invention gallery to immerse visitors in how creative thought shapes their future. The Rufus Porter Museum was founded in to preserve the works of Rufus Porter , an itinerant artist, inventor, and writer. Underway since and estimated to be completed by , this restoration project will see Car restored to its original use upon leaving the Pullman factory in Detroit in The restoration will proceed in two phases: The group operates a museum to preserve and interpret the railroad legacy for the educational benefit of the public and a 4-mile demonstration railroad during the summer.

The depot was built in and served as a passenger and freight depot for nearly years. In it was the first building in downtown historic Wallace, Idaho, to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is in need of a new roof, and the group is fortunate enough to have the original plans, which call for 1 cedar shingles.

CVSR was founded in by a group of concerned citizens who felt that passenger rail should be preserved and enjoyed along the historic Valley Line between Cleveland and Akron. Trains travel 26 miles from Independence, passing through the 33, acre national park to Akron and back. On average, , passengers travel the route annually.

The locomotive is unique because of its heavy design with a high pressure boiler for extremely high traction in order to haul the tonnage of ingots and molds. The grant will assist with fabrication of the previously removed cab section back to its original design along with the saddle type water tank. In addition to restoring the locomotive, the project includes feet of running track so that when the locomotive is fired, its use in the historically important Youngstown steel industry can be demonstrated regularly to the community and visitors.

Venice Historic Preservation League, Inc. Venice Historic Preservation League is taking the lead to bring a circus train car to the historic Venice train depot by acquiring, refurbishing and displaying on existing rail a car representing the living quarters of circus performers during the time that the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus wintered in Venice. An exhibit area will provide displays about the relationship between the circus and the railroad, both locally and nationally.

Exhibits will also educate the public about the many interdependencies between the circus and local community. We also welcome the election of Todd Kleismit to the Board of Directors. The next board meeting is scheduled for February 7, The project involves the complete disassembly of the locomotive and the testing and repair of all its parts and structure. The grant request is specifically to return one of the two massive cross compound air pumps to as-built condition.

This year old Connecticut organization is restoring a former New York Central Railroad burro crane to operating condition. The group operates the former Danbury Union Station as a museum and the acre former New Haven Railroad yard where they house 60 pieces of historic equipment—some of which are operational.

Along with operating the museum, the group sponsors elementary school visits so children can learn the importance of railroads in everyday life. The Evanston Art Center is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences by offering extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach.

Over 15, individuals visit EAC each year; there are over 6, class registrations each year; and, the organization puts on over performances, presentations, and exhibitions yearly. This year-old organization has had several locations throughout the years as it has continued to grow. One of the largest museums of its kind, the Jubilee Museum was established in by Fr.

Lutz for the purpose of preserving Catholic art, especially in paintings, sculpture, castings, stained glass, fabric, photography, and books. The Jubilee Museum is currently rated by tripadvisor. Grant will assist with the rehabilitation of the Milwaukee Road steam locomotive repair shop so it may be repurposed as a regional railroad museum exhibition center.

This grant is for the renovation of the chimney and roof of the historic Keokuk, Iowa Union Depot. The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation and local government are cooperating to restore the Keokuk Union Depot to its original design, modernize the heating, plumbing and wiring, and improve the currently unused space.

The roof restoration phase is focused on restoring the original red tiles and ornamental details of the original design. Grant will partially fund replacement of eight malfunctioning 8-volt DC45 batteries in Baldwin Diesel Locomotive In addition to maintaining 10, rail artifacts, they are presently converting 65, ft.

They annually host over 5, visitors per year to the museum despite being closed during the hottest summer months. The library is currently stored off-site and not available to the public. This year-old organization serves the state of Minnesota with a concentration on the Minneapolis-St. The collection has been the basis for three major books on Minnesota streetcar history.

Minnesota Streetcar Museum received a previous Tom E. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation funded the feasibility study and renovation costs are expected to be funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other organizations. This grant will partially fund the design work. Their objective is to make available the quality of eductation traditionally associated with Catholic parochial schooling to a diverse though economically marginalized population of students. This grant will support transportation for students.

This grant will assist with conversion of three Norfolk Southern Railway cabooses into overnight cabins for public rental. The grant will fund a specialized storage system. American Southwestern Railway Association, Inc. The grant is to paint and re-letter the exterior of the car. In order to restore these cars, NORM must relocate and store three other historic railway cars that are presently in their restoration facility as it can house only three cars.

This grant will partially fund the temporary wrapping of the three cars for maximum protection. Minnesota Transportation Museum, St. The car was retired by the Great Northern in and was scavenged for parts until purchased by the museum in While much renovation has taken place, repairs to the undercarriage, generator, and interior are still needed.

All labor is provided by MTM volunteers. The records badly need organization and re-housing into an acid-free storage environment. Funds will be used to hire an individual for ten weeks to perform these tasks—thus ensuring the long-term preservation of this important collection.

The records are in demand by coal industry scholars around the United States. In , they hosted 60 individuals from 23 countries. The car was built by the Pullman Company in for the Western Maryland Railway as a company business car. It was equipped with a kitchen, dining area, four staterooms, restrooms, lounge, and observation deck. It was retired from service in It is one of only two remaining business cars of the Western Maryland Railway.

Repairs will include bodywork, cutting rust, welding new metal, sealing windows, and painting. Once restored, the locomotive will be the largest operating two-foot gauge steam locomotive in the U. The Monday Night program normally bowling is very popular but is highly dependent upon available transportation. The car, built in by the Clark Equipment Co. It is unique in having a completely aluminum body—never again used in a PCC trolley.

The funds will be used to remove the year old zinc-chromate coating, some minor fabrication and repairs around the rear skirt, and repainting of the exterior. These records document many aspects of the towns that developed around railway stations and rights-of-way, often including maps of the areas in which work was to be done and correspondence with then local governmental and commercial entities.

Many governmental agencies and communities have shown significant interest in the information. The grant request will be used to digitize the information and make it available on the internet. The Electroliner was built in by the St.

Louis Car Company and was in service from to Obtained by IRM in , the car has been externally restored to its former appearance. The long-term goal of the museum is to return the car to operational condition. The grant will assist with insulation, climate control, electrical service to the train shed, lighting fixtures, security system, and the replacement of rolling stock that was stolen.

The Derby Historical Society campus is visited by over a thousand school children and visitors annually. The group is renovating the basement of their building to be used to support a curriculum on highway grade crossing safety, and would also include an N-scale model of the Bradford rail yards from the early s. The grant would be used to address mold problems in the basement and protect the completed work.

The grant will contribute to the overall operation of the program. Business Car 6 Carleton Club. This organization was founded in and is the oldest organization in North America devoted to railway history.

They maintain an extensive exhibit at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California—this Pullman is part of the exhibit, but is undergoing restoration.

The grant is to digitize the films into video files so they can be made more widely available to the public and researchers. The grant will assist in restoration of Baldwin steam engine 3 to operating condition. Grant will assist in ongoing restoration of the historic Keokuk Union Depot. The locomotive will be restored in partnership with the North Carolina Transportation Museum and housed in a new 2-track maintenance facility to be built at the museum.

The goal is to bring lifesaving educational information to prevent, control and lower the risk of complications of diabetes. Grant will fund training of at least 20 community ambassadors. The Fostoria Rail Preservation Society raised funds to acquire the caboose in The caboose was built in and last serviced in One of three in existence, the likely traveled through Fostoria when in service.

It was on static display outdoors for 50 years with little upkeep. When restored, the caboose will accurately depict the living quarters of train crews in the caboose era. The After School Learning Centers address the gap in academic achievement between children in targeted Columbus City Schools and children attending other central Ohio schools.

The program provides supplemental reading and math instruction, homework support and test preparation to elementary and middle school students in four Columbus neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Design Center seeks to increase the quality of life in neighborhoods by providing design and planning services which enhance self-awareness and economic vitality. This grant will partially fund the cost of a second Streetcar District sculpture planned for summer installation. Grant will assist in exterior cosmetic restoration of a Pennsylvania Railroad cabin car caboose.

Replacement of rotted metal has been completed and next phase is sandblasting, bondo and painting in original Pennsylvania Railroad livery.

The organization operates a circa historical acre sawmill complex located at Long Leaf, LA including over 30 buildings, three locomotives and major pieces of steam-powered logging and milling equipment. Several miles of railroad track have been developed.

The Motor Car was restored to operating condition in and about 6, children and parents have ridden it to experience the history of the sawmill complex. The grant will assist in restoration of a café car which will be used with 2 EMD E-8 locomotives and three other dining cars to create the dinner train reminiscent of the famous 20 th Century Limited. The project has been ongoing since January and is expected to be completed by March The boxcar was built circa and is one of the oldest pieces of American freight railroad equipment in existence.

The grant will assist in the ongoing development of the Bradford Railroad Museum which was founded in to preserve the railroad history of Bradford. Supporting the final phase of a project to restore a double deck tram from Blackpool England to operating condition.

This will be the only operating double deck tram in the U. Funds will be used to repair motors. Organization has operated the Seashore Trolley Museum for 75 years. Grant will assist in restoration of the Pullman-built dining car Lion Gardiner.

Funding will assist in acquisition of new batteries to keep the ALCO S-1 diesel-electric locomotive operating, which makes approximately trips per operating season. The Association operates a tourist excursion train over an mile round trip route through the Smoky River Valley of Kansas, carrying 12, passengers annually.

The project will assist in rehabilitation of a deteriorated crossing over a public roadway, allowing safe and efficient operation of trains. The West Chester Railroad Heritage Association is an all-volunteer, not for profit organization whose purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit railroad equipment and artifacts and operate a demonstration railroad for the education and enjoyment of the public.

The project will assist in building an addition to the existing George K. Isaacs streetcar barn and shop to house restored Winona, Minnesota streetcar 10 built in The museum opened in and opened the Como-Harriet streetcar line in and the Excelsior streetcar line in The grant will partially fund a project to scan a priceless collection of railroad maps.

It serves historians, authors, railroad enthusiasts, historical societies and others. The grant will assist in building the Artifact Preservation Building, which will be an 8, square foot structure for long term storage of streetcars and spare parts.

It was founded in The FWRHS is commissioning a cinematic documentary and public awareness campaign showcasing the restoration, ongoing maintenance and operation of its steam locomotive number The FWRHS has been in existence for 41 years with a mission to preserve and operate historical railroad equipment relevant to the steam era in the Midwest.

Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society was founded in to perpetuate the heritage of steam railroads through the operation and display of authentic railroad equipment.

The grant will partially fund F. The grant will partially fund restoration of a pair of vintage Chicago elevated transit cars to their as-built appearance. The Green Youth Farm project of the Chicago Botanic Garden is a youth development program in sustainable urban agriculture, serving students ages at four small urban farms. Students serve their own communities by demonstrating how to prepare healthy dishes and selling food boxes with recipes at offices of Women, Infants and Children WIC centers.

The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservations of plants and the natural world. The ARPS was started in and has returned nearly 70 miles of track to passenger service, operating seasonal service through pristine mountain terrain in the Adirondacks. The grant will allow disadvantaged students to attend the SADD national conference.

SADD is a chapter-based, peer to peer youth education, prevention and activism organization. The counties served by this organization are among the lowest literacy rates in Virginia with few diversions for children. The Chicago Lights Urban Farm empowers children, youth and adults in the Near North Chicago neighborhood through increased access to healthy affordable food and economic opportunities. The grant will be used for repair and painting of a Berlin Duty Train car, which represents a significant piece of Cold War history that cannot be replicated as most of the other cars no longer exist or are no longer available to museums.

The train operated from to and transported tens of thousands of soldiers and their dependents from West Germany to Berlin and vice-versa. The grant will partially fund a project to scan, print and preserve approximately 4, photographic negatives and slides in the collection of the NWPRRHS. The society was founded in with a mission of preserving the railroad heritage of the Redwood Empire in northern coastal California. Board of Directors Meeting — January 19, Founded , the Society is currently restoring three historic dining cars to operate on county-owned railroad between Scranton and Delaware Water Gap.

This will be an important addition to tourism in the Pocono Mountain area and provide economic boost to the region. Grant will be used towards completion of restoration including updating kitchen equipment to meet health codes and interior refurbishment to return car to original appearance. Planned completion Fall Purchase of plants and plant material plus professional trimming of boxwoods and other miscellaneous expenses.

The gardens are visited by tens of thousands annually. To build a fire-resistant car barn to store trolley car no. Museum was founded in This grant will be used for site preparation, foundation and track work. Work will begin as soon as funds are received and will require several weeks to make castings and complete the assemblies. The grant will partially fund a year-long effort to catalog these drawings.

Volunteers will contribute approximately hours to unroll, describe and store these drawings. List of Approved Grants. Community Access passes allow children and families the opportunity to experience this larger than life exhibit during its debut year, regardless of their ability to pay. The next Board meeting is scheduled for February 4, Applications are due by January They have several early Milwaukee Road railroad cars donated by Canadian Pacific.

It will house a local genealogy collection and two classrooms. Grant will be used toward renovation of the exterior of the station. T he group was formed in as an educational effort to provide Civil War railroad history to the general public. Visitors board a replica train which travels a 30 mile route taken by Lincoln to deliver his Gettysburg Address. The project began in and is expected to be completed by The locomotive will be used to provide not-for-profit excursions in New Mexico in celebration of railroad heritage.

The grant is for a portion of the cost of fabricating a modernized version of a brake stand subsystem to meet FRA certification. The expense is for materials only. All time to be provided by retired railroad workers and Eagle Scouts. Grant will be used for insulation of the exterior walls of a former trolley station as part of a capital improvement project for completion of a transportation museum. The main goal of the project is to create and operate the trolley station museum as an educational and interpretive center emphasizing the industrial history of trolley, railroad and canal transportation in northwestern PA.

Eight supervised high school vocational education students will work on the restoration project. After serving visitors since , it needs major refurbishment.

Work will include repainting the exterior, reupholstering the interior, rebuilding the second truck with overhauled traction motors, replacing windows, and rebuilding the center door steps and underframe. Austin Steam Train Association, Inc. This car was originally delivered to the New York Central Railroad in The group was founded in and runs historic rail excursions through the Texas Hill Country, serving 27, passengers last year.

This group has operated a working railroad museum and display site in North Judson, Indiana, since The grant request is to replace railroad ties. New England Steam Corp. Once complete, the locomotive will be a steam technology classroom.

Funds will be used to transport the locomotive via a flat bed truck.

March 2018 Grants