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Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits for Public
Humanities Projects, Exhibits, and Conferences

GrantWatch ID#: 177038
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

West Virginia Humanities Council


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Grants of up to $20,000 to West Virginia nonprofit organizations for public humanities projects serving audiences within the state. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Possible project format include exhibits, conferences, re-enactments, panels, readings and discussions, school projects, lectures, and symposiums.

Projects must be rooted in one or more humanities discipline. The humanities include the study of language, both modem and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; art history; and some aspects of the social sciences.

Additional, projects must have qualified humanities scholars directly and substantially involved in the project and be open to the public. Projects must have a comprehensive and adequate plan for publicity and dissemination of information.

Allowable expenses for projects include the following: Honoraria for scholars; salaries; travel costs including per diems, mileage and lodging; supplies and materials; publicity and printing costs; postage; telephone; and equipment and facilities rental.

Up to $20,000

Projects must be sponsored by a West Virginia nonprofit organization. The organizations must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) from the IRS, a current DUNS number, and a SAM account.

Not Funded:
-Projects with little or no humanities content
-Creative and performing arts (associated discussion sessions and educational programs may be eligible)
-Fund-raising events or for-profit projects
-Expenses incurred or paid out before a grant is made
-Projects that have already taken place
-Projects with high admission fees (reasonable admission fees may be allowed and should be discussed with the grants administrator)
-Projects not open or accessible to the public
-Purchase of equipment or land
-Building renovation
-Permanent staffing (regular staff salaries)
-Overhead or indirect costs (operational costs)
-Receptions, food, alcohol or entertainment
-Academic courses for credit
-History Alive! presentations

Before beginning the application process, applicants should contact grants administrator Erin Riebe. Plan to discuss your idea in detail and find out if it is eligible for funding.

Applicants should allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.

Projects must have dollar-per-dollar matching funds, and a 25% cash match (for requests of more than $1,500).

General Guidelines:

How to Apply:

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

Online Application Form:

Erin Riebe, Grants Administrator

West Virginia Humanities Council
1310 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston
West Virginia 25301

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