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Quick Grants


Humanities Kansas (HK) is leading a movement of ideas. We believe that stories carry our culture and ideas change the world. Quick Grants support projects that use innovative ways to engage the public with the humanities when gatherings in person are impossible. 


  1. Share stories that explore the humanities experience in ways not reliant on in-person events
  2. Engage people in humanities discussions through online or other remote opportunities
  3. Generate insights that cultivate a thriving democracy and connect people and place over time and across generations

What will these funds support?

Humanities programs can take many forms, even in unusual times. Quick Grants are intended to be used quickly. HK welcomes your creative ideas and the following examples are only intended to provide inspiration. Examples: These grants could be used to support - 

  • a graphic designer who will design an online museum tour
  • an artist to create free downloadable word puzzles using landmarks in your community
  • a local historian who could lead a history discussion on local history
  • a local author who could teach an hour-long writing course on Facebook
  • a local audio enthusiast who could record a podcasts about music, books, poetry, history, local architecture
  • digital recording and dissemination of oral histories from people in your community about the experience of living through COVID-19

Award Amounts

$500 or $1000


The deadline for Quick Grants applications has passed.  

What can apply?

In-state nonprofits are eligible. 501(c)(3) status is not required, but applicants do need a DUNS number. Organizations with an existing open grant from HK are eligible. All opportunities and online events created with Quick Grant funds are intended for a general adult or family audience and must be free for the general public to use. Quick Grants cannot be used to support K-12 activities or events designed only for children or teens. 

How to Apply? 

Applications are currently closed.   

For Quick Grant Recipients


Contact Leslie VonHolten, HK Director of Grants & Outreach, Check out the FAQ below!

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Need help?  Follow the simple, step-by-step How to Get a DUNS number cheat sheet. Can't remember your DUNS number? You can search for your organization's DUNS number here

What is Cost Share?

Quick Grants are matched with local contributions called cost share. This includes volunteer or staff hours needed to organize the plan. It does not have to include a cash match. 

Cost Share Instructions

What is a Final Report?

Quick Grants require a brief report at the close of the project that provides an overview of what was accomplished.  Submission of the final report, including cost share, ensures that your organization remains eligible to receive additional resources.  


How Many Quick Grants Can an Organization Receive?

An organization is eligible to receive one Quick Grant during the March-April 2020 time period. This will be re-evaluated as circumstances change. Not every request for funding will be awarded. 



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