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Public Humanities Grant

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits and Public Agencies for
Humanities Workshops, Exhibits, and Documentaries

GrantWatch ID#: 170775
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Hawaii nonprofit organizations and public institutions for humanities projects that will be open to the public. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to the deadline. Examples of projects and programs include workshops, exhibitions, and documentaries. A humanities scholar or expert must be directly involved in the project.

The opportunity for the general public to experience the program for free or at a nominal cost. If there is a cost for admission, at least one free public program is to be presented.

Up to $10,000

Duration of grant project may not exceed one year from the start date to the end date.

Sponsoring organization must have a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S) number. For more information, go to

Eligible Applicants:
-Nonprofit organizations serving the general public of Hawaii
-Public institutions serving the general public of Hawaii

Sponsoring organization must have a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S) number. For more information, go to

Ineligible Applicants:

HCH does NOT award Public Humanities Grants for:
-Projects that do not incorporate a clear humanities context and content;
-Creative or performing arts projects;
-Political advocacy, or lobbying;
-Social, psychological, legal or health services, training or counseling programs;
-Reception, food, leis, and entertainment;
-Administrative overhead;
-Building construction and operating costs;
-Purchase of property and buildings;
-Fundraising projects.

There are two grant deadlines–February and October–per year. Applications submitted online for any of the grant types are welcome at each deadline. The next deadline is October 31, 2016

Before applying for a grant, applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with the HCH director of grants and special projects, Stacy Hoshino. Please be ready to describe your project, including how it connects to the humanities and how it will reach Hawaii’s people.

There are two parts to the HCH grant application process. First, applicants are required to submit online a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Once the HCH approves the LOI, applicants are then required to submit a full application online by the appropriate deadline.

LOI and Application Instructions:

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

Apply Online:

Stacy Hoshino, Director of Grants and Special Projects

Hawaii Council for the Humanities
3599 Wai‘alae Avenue, Room 25
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

P: 808.732.5402
F: 808.732.5432

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