California Humanities seeks to amplify the stories of all the people in California. Since 1975 we have awarded over $31 million in grants across the state. This fall, we accept applications for the Humanities for All Quick Grant and California Documentary Project programs. Please join us to learn more about these funding opportunities and ask questions at our Grant Seeker Webinar on September 3.
The Humanities for All program provides grants for locally initiated public humanities projects across the state. The grant program offers two types of grants: Project Grants and Quick Grants. Project Grants are awarded to large scale public humanities projects of up to two-years while Quick Grants are awarded to small-scale public humanities programs and projects which take place within one year from the award date.
Humanities for All Quick Grant Awardee:
LahiARTS 2020 Season is sponsored by Philippine National Day Association in Sacramento and is a Humanities for All Quick Grant supported project. Originally planned as a multi-disciplinary exhibit of visual art by Filipinx American women artists accompanied by public programs, LahiARTS is now online and includes the Kuwentuhan: Filipinx Author Series. The series is produced in collaboration with The Digital Sala and the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies.
The California Documentary Project supports films, podcasts, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity.
California Documentary Project Awardee:
DOG WALK HOME, a documentary film by Wynn Padula and Vicki Topaz, is supported by a California Documentary Project grant. Set in Northern California, DOG WALK HOME tells the story of three US military veteran families struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the highly trained service dogs that help alleviate its symptoms. Within the context of an ongoing national crisis in veterans’ mental health care, the film explores how alternative treatments such as canine therapy can provide an unexpected and meaningful solution to the legacy of PTSD. https://dogwalkhomefilm.com/