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Humanities For All Grants

Grant Updates

The 2021 grant deadline schedule is below. Please check back in late December for the updated 2021 grant guidelines.

Contact Leslie VonHolten, Director of Grants and Outreach, with questions: LVH@humanitieskansas.org

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. 

Goals:

  • 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. 

If you would like staff to review the application before submitting, please see the instructions in the grant guidelines. Do not use the online grants form to submit a draft.

Major Grants

Amount: Up to $10,000

Deadlines: Three times per year. Final grant submissions are due on the following dates. See the grant guidelines for details.

  • February 24, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • September 29, 2021

If you would like staff to review the application before submitting, please see the deadline schedule and instructions in the grant guidelines. Do not use the online grants form to submit a draft.

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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