Humanities Initiative Grant (HIG)

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits, Schools, Libraries,
and Agencies for Public Humanities Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 177705
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Indiana Humanities

07/31/17 Posted online by 11:30 PM

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Indiana nonprofits, government agencies, libraries, and schools for public humanities programs. Project formats may include workshops, exhibits, lectures, the production of humanities resources, and reading and discussion programs. All projects must include a strong focus on the humanities, include humanities scholars in project planning and implementation, be intended for a public or school audience, and be accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Projects must contain a strong focus on the humanities, which includes the disciplines of literature, language, history, philosophy, archeology, comparative religion, law, ethics, theory, history, and criticism of the performing and visual arts, and social sciences that have humanistic content or humanistic methods.

A Special Grant in Honor of Nancy Conner: Indiana Humanities has established the Nancy Connor Grant. One of the Humanities Initiative Grant recipients will be presented with this award. The recipient will come from a town with a population of 35,000 or less.

Up to $2,000

Projects must begin after October 1, 2017, and be completed by October 31, 2018.

To be eligible for any grant from Indiana Humanities, an applicant must be a nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status.

Schools, public libraries, and government entities are eligible.

501(c)(3) status is not required.

Grants will not be made to individuals.

Not Funded:

- Political action or advocacy
- Social services
- Construction or renovation
- Property or major equipment purchases
- Religious practices or training
- Scholarships
- Creation or performance of art
- Operating expenses
- Microfilming/digitization of newspapers
- Alcoholic beverages
- Refreshments or entertainment (unless it’s a key educational component of the program, e.g. a workshop on frontier foods or Indiana’s jazz heritage)

Applicants must provide at least an equal match in cash or in-kind contributions. Matching funds will come from nonfederal sources and ideally will demonstrate some level of community support for the project.


- Round 1: January 30, 2017 for projects beginning April 1, 2017
- Round 2: July 31, 2017 for projects beginning October 1, 2017

Resources and FAQ:

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

Apply Online:

George Hanlin, Director of Grants
Phone: 317-638-1500 or 800-675-8897 ext. 128

Indiana Humanities
1500 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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