Foundation / Corporation
Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC)
09/15/19 5:00 PM Receipt for Regular Grant applications; Mini-Grant applications are due at least eight weeks prior to the project activity
Grants of up to $2,000 and grants up to $7,500 to Mississippi nonprofit organizations, groups, IHEs, and government agencies for humanities projects serving public audiences. Applicants must contact program staff at least four weeks prior to the deadline. Funding is intended to support a broad range of projects that use humanities disciplines to increase understanding of the human experience.
The humanities enrich our understanding of the human experience in the past, present and future. The humanities disciplines, as defined by Congress, include:
- Literature, classics, languages, and linguistics
- History and archaeology
- Philosophy, jurisprudence, ethics, and comparative religion
- History, criticism, and theory of the arts
- Social sciences employing historical or philosophical approaches
Through language, literature and the arts, human beings express their knowledge about their cultural heritage and reflect on its meaning. The contributions of scholars, writers and researchers in such fields as philosophy, ethics and jurisprudence enrich the civic dialogue in a democratic society. Insights about the past from archaeology and history enable us to interpret the present and plan for a better future.
Types of Grants:
The MHC grants program seek to fund projects that stimulate meaningful community dialogue, attract diverse audiences, are participatory and engaging and apply the humanities to our everyday lives. Grants may be used to support public humanities programs, exhibits, the planning of larger projects, and the development of original productions in film, television, radio or online resources.
- Mini-Grants: Grants of $2,000 or less are considered Mini-Grants.
- Regular Grants: Grants greater than $2,000 are considered regular grants. Regular grants may be used to support larger public humanities programs, conferences, exhibits and the development of original productions in film, television, radio, or online resources
Funding by MHC in any given round depends on the quality of proposals, on the funds available, and on the number of proposals received. MHC attempts to allocate funds equitably across the state Congressional districts to serve as many Mississippians as possible.
GrantWatch ID#: 180374
- Mini-Grants: Up to $2,000
- Regular Grants: $2,001 - $7,500
Grant periods should not begin less than eight weeks after minigrant deadlines and ten weeks after major grant deadlines.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Before you submit any grant application, contact Assistant Director Carol Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project.
Grant application drafts should be sent via email to email@example.com.
The Council prefers for applications to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If this is not possible, the completed forms may be mailed to:
Mississippi Humanities Council
3825 Ridgewood Road, Room 317
Jackson, MS 39211