CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Nonprofits across Virginia are getting grant funding for projects exploring the stories of Virginia.

Virginia Humanities announced 19 grants totaling nearly $205,000 on Monday.

Two of the organizations are in this area.

In Locust Grove, the Germanna Foundation has received $20,000 for a project looking into the life of Catina, a Siouan-speaking woman who was enslaved by Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood during the early 18th century.

And in Palmyra, The Fluvanna County Historical Society has gotten $9,500 for the creation of a memorial for the enslaved people buried at Oak Hill Cemetery and a documentary on the work done to restore and preserve historic Black cemeteries in the region.

Other organizations receiving grants include the Office of Historic Alexandria, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, the Josephine School Community Museum, the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation, the Goochland County Historical Society, the Steamboat Era Museum, the CAN Foundation, the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc., the Virginia Opera Association, Inc., Gallery 5, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke College, and the American Frontier Culture Foundation.

Virginia Humanities has been awarding grants for nearly 50 years, aiming to highlight the history, people, communities and cultural traditions of the Commonwealth.

“Each one of these projects contributes to our understanding of a different facet of Virginia’s story,” said Virginia Humanities’ executive director Matthew Gibson. “And they will help us better understand issues that impact the lives of Virginians in the present day. We’re proud to support these efforts.”

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