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Grants for Nonprofits : Humanities


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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to humanities.

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Note: Some listings are filed by surname.

Arts and Cultural Affairs Grants/Programs Available from the U.S. Government
Posted in Grants.gov
Lists some of the most recent grant programs available. Select Humanities.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries' and museums' digital assets; scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Foundation Funding for the Humanities : An Overview of Current and Historical Trends
The Foundation Center's first-ever study focused exclusively on humanities giving. Prepared in cooperation with the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the report documents the size and scope of foundation giving for the humanities between 1992 and 2002 and includes an incisive essay by James A. Smith, an historian of philanthropy, on the principal grantmakers and trends influencing foundation support for the humanities from the start of the twentieth century through today. Loren Renz. New York: Foundation Center, June 2004.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Henson Foundation Puppet Theater Grants
Deadline: June 1 (Letter of Intent)
The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Awards can only be made to IRS tax-exempt organizations. Individual artists are encouraged to apply using a fiscal sponsor.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Humanities Grants Available through the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Michigan Humanities Council
Grant Opportunities
Describes the following grant opportunities:
(1) Major grants (up to $15,000)
(2) Quick grants (Up to $500)
(3) Planning grants (up to $1000)
(4) Arts & Humanities Touring Program Grants (up to 35% of costs or $3000)
(5) Transportation grants
(6) a Grants Archive Database describing previous successful grants
(7) solicitation for grants that might qualify under Federal Stimulus proposals
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Michigan Humanities Council
Touring Grants
The Touring Program grants are available to Michigan nonprofit organizations who may request up to 40 percent of presenters'/exhibitors' fees and travel expenses. Request for a grant may not exceed $3,000 per application, and an organization may not submit more than four (4) grant applications or request more than $4,000 in a fiscal year (November 1 October 31). If at any time you have questions or need assistance, please contact Karen Rhodes, Grants & IT Manager, at krhodes@mihumanities.org or (517) 372-7770.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

Money for Writers, see Grants for Individuals: Writing

National Archives and Records Administration
Provides links to information about funding available from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as well as the Presidential Libraries.
Also listed under Arts and Cultural Activities and Historical Preservation.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Programs
(Last checked 06/22/18)

National Historical Publications and Records Commission
NHPRC makes grants nationwide to help identify, preserve, and provide public access to records, photographs, and other materials that document American history. The grants go to state and local archives, colleges and universities, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.
Also listed under Arts and Cultural Activities and Historical Preservation.
(Last checked 06/22/18)


The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

This PDF document from September 2005 "is designed to help archives, arts centers, libraries, museums, historical societies, and historic sites find resources" for "developing disaster plans, providing staff training, and protecting their collections." The report "includes ... information for 15 federal grant and loan programs and covers sources of federal assistance for preparedness, mitigation, and response, ... [and] recovery." Also provides information about sample projects. From the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
(Last checked 06/22/18)


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