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Humanities for All Grants

Humanities for All is a new grant program that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects. This program responds to the needs and interests of Californians, encourages greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.

Project Grants

Project Grants ($10,00 to $20,000) will be awarded twice a year for larger public humanities projects of up to two-years duration. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to interpretive exhibits, community dialogue and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities. Eligibility is limited to California-based nonprofit organizations and non-federal public agencies. Note: Awards must be matched with an equivalent amount of cash or in-kind resources over the life of the project.

Guidelines for the next deadline of February 1, 2018 are now available below. You may now initiate an application in our online portal below. Join us for a Project Grant application webinar on Dec 15, 2017. Register here. (Note: updated guidelines for each round will be posted two months before a deadline).  

The Project Grant deadlines for 2018 are February 1, 2018 and August 1, 2018.  

Start New ApplicationDownload Application Toolkit

Download Interim Reporting Guidelines Download Final Reporting Guidelines

List of Funded Project Grants

 


Quick Grants

Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) will be awarded three times a year for small-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation. Appropriate formats include but are not limited to community dialogues, reading- or film-and-discussion groups, oral history or nonfiction writing or story-sharing workshops, and other types of activities. Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply. Note: A cash or in-kind match of the award is NOT required. 

Guidelines for the upcoming deadline of February 15, 2018 are now available below. You may now initiate an application in our online portal below.  Join us on for a Humanities for All Quick Grant application webinar on January 8. Register here

The Quick Grant deadlines for 2018 are February 15, June 15, and October 15. 

 

Start New ApplicationDownload Application Toolkit

 Download Final Reporting Guidelines

List of Funded Quick Grants

 

Updated guidelines and other information will be made available approximately two months before each deadline.  

For more information, contact Project & Evaluation Director, Felicia Kelley.