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Humanities for All 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.

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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. 

The next deadline is Monday June 14, 2021 at 5pm PT.  New application materials will be available in Spring 2021. To learn more, join us for an information session on Monday, May 17 at 11am.

Manage your Humanities for All Quick Grant 

Quick Grant Toolkit

Grant Portal

For more information, contact Program Officer Lucena Lau Valle
           phone: 818.334.3728 | email: lvalle@calhum.org


Project Grants

Project Grants ($10,000 to $20,000) are awarded twice a year to large scale public humanities projects of up to two-years duration from the award date. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to virtual and in-person 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.

The next deadline is Monday, August 2, 2021 at 5pm PT. Below are application materials from the prior round for reference. New materials will be available in Spring 2021. To learn more, join us for an information session on Friday, June 11 at 10am.

Manage your Humanities for All Project Grant

Project Grant Toolkit Grant Portal

For more information, contact Project & Evaluation Director Felicia Kelley
           phone: 415.391.1474 ext. 316 | email: fkelley@calhum.org