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Grants to Wyoming Nonprofits and
Agencies for Public Humanities Activities

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Foundation / Corporation

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Wyoming Humanities

Deadline Date:

07/01/18 Postmarked


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Grants ranging from $2,001 to $10,000 to Wyoming nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, colleges, libraries, and museums for humanities projects benefitting public audiences. Projects must be focused on the humanities, centered around a public event, and involve a humanities scholar.

The project must be humanities-centered. The humanities encompass the study of all forms of human cultural expression: our history, arts, literature, philosophy, religion, laws, cultural studies, and languages. These break down further into subsets such as ecological humanities and gender studies. However, projects like arts performances that do not have a Q&A or talk-back session to delve into the meaning and context of the experience of art fall into the realm of Wyoming Arts Council funding.

The request must be built around a public event. Specifically, Wyoming Humanities will not fund research projects. If the project isn’t about directly engaging a public audience (through outreach components like lectures, documentaries, digital medias, curated exhibits, moderated film series, etc.) then it is probably not a fit for Wyoming Humanities funding.

The project must have a humanities scholar in a central role (loosely defined as MA or higher in a humanities field directly related to the project).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146943

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,001 - $10,000

Term of Contract:

Projects cannot begin until after August 16, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You must have a state or federally recognized nonprofit group or state agency (library, school, college, museum), with a valid tax EIN and DUNs number to receive funds to sponsor the grant and manage the funds. Wyoming Humanities can only fund registered nonprofits.

Pre-Application Information:

Beginning on April 1, Wyoming Humanities will accept letters of intent and applications for the 2018 Major grant funding round. Applications will be accepted through July 1. No late applications will be accepted.

All grants must be submitted though the online Foundant portal. Applications must register for a user name and submit project organization information at the same time in order to access the system.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Erin Pryor Ackerman, Director of Grants and Community Engagement
307-721-9243, ext. 104

Josh Watanabe, Assistant Director
307-721-9243, ext. 102

Main Office:
1315 E. Lewis St.
Laramie, WY 82072

Jackson Office:
240 S. Glenwood St.
PO Box 3214
Jackson, WY 83001

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming