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Humanities for All Quick Grants

Humanities for All is a 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. It aims to promote understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.

Application Opens Application Deadline Grant Period
January 14, 2022 February 15 5pm PT May 1, 2022-April 30, 2023
May 13, 2022 June 15 5pm PT September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023
September 15, 2022 October 17 5pm PT January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023

Quick Grants

Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year (February, June, October) to small-scale public humanities programs and projects which take place within one year 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 virtual and in-person community dialogues, reading and film discussion groups, oral history workshops, non-fiction workshops, speaker series, and many more activities based in humanities disciplines. 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.  

See a list of recently supported Quick Grants.

Deadline February 15, 5pm PT

For more information, contact Program Officer Lucena Lau Valle. at lvalle@calhum.org.

Current grantees, please use the Grant Portal button at top of the page.