Who gets humanities grants in Kansas? A new article by associate professor Bonnie Johnson, Department of Urban Planning, and affiliate faculty John Pierce, of the School of Public Affairs & Administration examines which counties in Kansas receive humanities grants. They are not necessarily the wealthiest counties in terms of money or education. The grants are more likely to go to those “wealthy” in social and creative capital. This is important because the humanities grants are intended to help communities maintain their histories, build social networks, and enhance civicness, but those in the most need are not the counties who apply for the grants.
Johnson and Pierce recommend targeting grants to Kansas counties low in social and creative capital. The article entitled “Is County Level of Social Creative and Human Capital Associated with Winning Humanities Grants in Kansas?” appears in the most recent online issue of Nonprofit Management and Leadership.