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Humanities For All Grants

Grant Updates

Any additional updates about Humanities For All grants will be posted here.

  • The health and safety of Kansans and their communities remains a priority for Humanities Kansas. We encourage applicants to apply for projects that explore new opportunities like podcasts, online exhibitions, Zoom series, and other formats that share Kansas stories in fresh ways. For more information or to brainstorm ideas, please contact Leslie VonHolten, Director of Grants and Outreach, at LVH@humanitieskansas.org.
  • The Humanities For All grant guidelines have been updated as of 5.11.20. Review updated grant guidelines.
  • Contact LVH@humanitieskansas.org with questions. 


Humanities For All Grants

Humanities For All grants support projects that draw on history, literature, and culture to engage the public with stories that spark conversations. 


  • Share stories that explore the human experience
  • Engage people in public discussions
  • Generate insights that cultivate a thriving democracy

Types of Projects We Support

Humanities programs can take many forms. Formats include, but are not limited to, interpretive exhibitions, community conversations, town halls, panel discussions, presentations, book discussions, short films, full-length films, or podcasts. Creativity and innovation are encouraged. 

To be competitive for funding, the humanities must be central to the proposal. Projects should draw on our diverse history, literature, and cultures to explore a defined topic. Projects must engage the general public, which primarily refers to an adult, out-of-school audience. 

Humanities include the study of history, literature, ethnic studies, languages, linguistics, law, folklore, gender studies, religious studies, philosophy, art history, archeology, cultural anthropology, and ethics. Social sciences, such as political science and sociology, are also considered humanities. 

Who Can Apply

  • In-state nonprofit organizations are eligible, including colleges and universities
  • 501(c)(3) status is not required
  • A DUNS number is required. What is a DUNS number? The nine-digit number is used to track federal funding. DUNS numbers are free and never require a processing fee. Receive a DUNS number free-of-charge by calling 866-705-5711 or by visiting http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Need help? Follow the simple, step-by-step "How to Get a DUNS Number" cheat sheet. 
  • Organizations with an open HK grant from a previous cycle are ineligible until the earlier grant is finalized and closed. 

Award Amounts & Deadlines

Mini Grants

  • Amount: Up to $3,500
  • Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time, but must be at least six weeks before the first event. 

Major Grants

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Deadlines: Beginning July 1, 2020, all Major grants will be reviewed monthly through October 2020.

New on July 1, 2020: Rolling Monthly Deadlines for Major Grants

The Fall 2020 grant deadline has been replaced with monthly deadlines.

Monthly Grant Deadlines:

  • July 31, 2020
  • August 31, 2020
  • September 30, 2020
  • October 30, 2020

Notification will occur one month after the deadline, and projects may begin once the grant agreement is signed and returned.

Grants are available as funding allows. 

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For more information, contact Leslie VonHolten, Director of Grants and Outreach, at LVH@humanitieskansas.org or 785-357-0359. 


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