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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. HK continues to accept grant applications, but as of May 18, 2020 no requests for in-person events taking place before August 2, 2020, will be funded.  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.
  • Although it is not recommended, grant applications that include in-person events can tentatively be planned for the fall but funding decisions about those requests will not be determined until after August 2 or as the COVID-19 situation changes.
  • 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. 

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 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 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. *Please be advised that the federal government might require a SAM Number (System for Award Management) in order to receive grant funding, beginning in 2020. Organizations must have a DUNS number before a SAM number can be obtained. The decision on mandatory SAM numbers is still under review, but the HK grant application guidelines will be updated accordingly as soon as possible.
  • 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: June 26, 2020, for Summer Grants. Beginning July 1, 2020, all Major grants will be reviewed monthly through October 2020.

Summer 2020

  • Final Application: Due June 26, 2020. Applications must be made through the online grants form
  • Notification by HK: July 2020. Projects can begin after Jul 18.

Fall 2020
The Fall 2020 grant round is cancelled and has been replaced with monthly deadlines.

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

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 & Outreach, at LVH@humanitieskansas.org or 785-357-0359. 

 

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