Does your community have a story to share? Community Stories supports public humanities projects that explore the California experience through story-based performances, panels, websites, video, radio, and exhibits. Since 2003, we have made over 400 awards to community-based nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, schools, libraries, and state and local government agencies.

Applications will be accepted starting January 15 for the February 18, 2014 deadline of this ongoing competitive grants program. For complete program information, including current guidelines, application materials and instructions, and descriptions of funded projects, click HERE.

An informational webinar for grant applicants will take place Thursday, January 9, 2014, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  To register, click HERE. 

Community Stories Enrichment Webinar: Utilizing Social Media to Enhance Your Message and Create New Relationships

A special enrichment webinar focusing on communications and outreach strategies will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Geared for Community Stories grant applicants and grant holders, the session aims to help you identify your core audience and formulate an effective marketing strategy using grassroots marketing, traditional media, and new technologies. The webinar will be led by Patric Stillman, an experienced San Diego-based nonprofit leader and digital media producer who has conducted technology trainings and consulted with libraries, museums, and nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Patric is also a former Community Stories project director.
To register for the session, click HERE.