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Georgia Humanities General Grant

Grants to Georgia Nonprofit Organizations
for Public Humanities Programming

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Georgia Humanities (GH)

Deadline Date:

09/30/17 Postmarked


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations, museums, IHEs, libraries, and historical societies for cultural programming to strengthens communities through shared experiences and dialogue. Examples of projects include exhibitions, walking tours, lecture series, film screenings, literary festivals, living history programs, and author talks.

Georgia Humanities encourages applications from organizations who have never received a Georgia Humanities grant before.

General requirements
-Project must focus on a humanities topic.
-Project should involve at least one humanities scholar.
-Project should include at least one gathering in which the public comes together for discussion and exchange.
-Event(s) must be free and open to the public. In cases in which a nominal fee is charged, applicants must explain how the funds support program goals in the project narrative section of the application.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175394

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award applicants may request is $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects may not begin before January 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to cultural, civic, and educational entities as museums, libraries, universities, and historical societies for a range of projects.

All applicants must be nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)3 status.

Programs hosted by colleges or universities must demonstrate the project’s appeal to an audience beyond the campus community.

Organizations with an open GH grant are ineligible to apply until the required final paperwork has been submitted.

GH does not fund:
-Performing arts programs
-Courses for academic credit
-Travel for academic conferences or professional meetings
-Research expenses (unless directly related to the project)
-Scholarships or fellowships
-Book publications
-Construction or restoration of buildings
-Programs that are not open to the entire community
-Programs of social, religious, or political advocacy

Expenses not eligible for funding include:
-Purchase of permanent equipment such as computers or costumes
-Operating costs such as staff salaries, although staff time dedicated to the project may count towards cost-share
-Overhead expenses
-Food, entertainment, or alcoholic beverages
-Awards, trophies, or contests

Pre-Application Information:

Applicant must show matching support (cash or in-kind donations) equal to or greater than the amount requested.

Georgia Humanities offers two application cycles a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Applications for the fall cycle must be postmarked by September 30, and applications for the spring cycle must be postmarked by March 30.

Georgia Humanities is now accepting applications for the 2017 fall grant cycle.

Georgia Humanities staff is available to answer questions or discuss potential projects, and will accept application rough drafts for feedback up to September 22, 2017.

Final applications must be postmarked September 30, 2017.

Applicants will be notified about the status of the application around 60 days after submission.

Contact Information:

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

Allison Hutton

Arden Williams

Georgia Humanities
50 Hurt Plaza, S.E., Suite 595
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia