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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Grants & Contests

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission participates in three educational granting programs. The first is the THGC Non-Profit Grant, which is offered to non-profit organizations for projects that relate to the THGC's mission to support Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs. The second is the THGC Holocaust Remembrance Week (HRW) Grant, which is also offered to non-profit organizations in order to provide local schools and communities with educational resources.

Also associated with the Commission is the Friends of Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Educator Grant program, which provides an easy avenue for educators and educational institutions in the state to fund projects and initiatives that help educate students and the community about the Holocaust and/or genocides.

In addition, annually, the Friends of THGC generously facilitates the funding of the Dr. Anna Steinberger Outstanding Educator Award and directly funds the THGC Student Contests. The Dr. Steinberger Award is a $1,000 award that is presented to one Texas educator who demonstrates a record of excellence in teaching about the Holocaust and/or genocides to students (grades 6-12). The THGC Student Contests are open to middle and high school students (grades 6-12) and winners receive a monetary prize if selected as the top entry in the category of poetry or visual arts.

THGC HRW Grant

The intent of the THGC Holocaust Remembrance Week (HRW) Grant program is to advance public knowledge and the study of the Holocaust and other genocides by partnering with Texas-based, non-profit organizations to provide local schools and communities with educational resources.

Learn more about the THGC's Holocaust Remembrance Week Grant

Friends of THGC Educator Grant

The Friends of THGC offers up to eight $1,000 grants paid directly to educators and educational institutions for projects related to the THGC's mission of educating the public about the Holocaust and/or genocides.

Learn more about the Friends of THGC Educator Grant

Friends of THGC Educator Award

Since 2017, the Friends of THGC has presented a monetary award of $1,000 to one educator who demonstrates a record of excellence in engaging Texas students (grades 6-12) with the subject of the Holocaust and/or genocides at the end of each academic year.

Learn more about the Friends of THGC Dr. Steinberger Educator Award