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Humanities for All!

Humanities for All! is a new grantmaking program that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, provide engaging learning experiences for diverse audiences, and promotes greater understanding and empathy among our state’s peoples and promote a thriving democracy.

  • Project Grants 
  • Quick Grants 

Project Grants

Project Grants (up to $20,000) will be awarded twice a year to two-year duration projects initiated by California-based core humanities organizations and institutions, that provide high quality learning experiences for new and/or underserved as well as established constituencies, are grounded in the humanities and involve at least one humanities advisor, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation. 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. Partnerships and collaborations with other organizations are encouraged but not required. An initial Letter of Intent, followed by a full proposal, are required as part of the competitive application process. Awards must be matched with cash or in-kind resources.

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Quick Grants

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

For more information, visit _____________________________