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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, panel discussions, presentations, book discussions, short films, full-length films, or podcasts. Creativity and innovation is encouraged. 

To be competitive for funding, the humanities must be central to the project. Project 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 th 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. 

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: Applications are reviewed three times a year

Spring 2018
Draft: Due Jan 24, 2018
Final Application: Due Feb 28, 2018
Notification by HK: By Apr 4, 2018. Projects can begin after Apr 18. 

Summer 2018
Draft: Due Apr 25, 2018
Final Application: Due May 30, 2018
Notification by HK: By Jul 5, 2018. Projects can begin after Jul 18.

Fall 2018
Draft: Due Aug 29, 2018
Final Application: Due Sep 26, 2018
Notification by HK: By Nov 7, 2018. Projects can begin after Nov 14. 

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