Foundation / Corporation
West Virginia Humanities Council
Grants of up to $20,000 to West Virginia nonprofit organizations for the scripting, planning, and production of video or audio websites, newspaper series, and other humanities media. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Proposals are invited from nonprofits that provide public humanities opportunities for state residents.
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.
Eligible projects must:
-Be rooted in one or more of the humanities disciplines
-Have qualified humanities scholars directly and substantially involved in the project
-Be open to the public
-Have accurate budget requests, reflecting the actual costs of the project
-Have a comprehensive and adequate plan for publicity and dissemination of information
-Comply with federal nondiscrimination statutes
-Have dollar-per-dollar matching funds (excluding Fellowship and Travel Assistance applications)
-Have a 25% cash match (for grant requests of more than $ 1,500)
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.
Projects include, but are not limited to:
-Planning grants to bring in experts for project consultation
-Conferences, lectures, and symposia
-Educational school programs
-Brochures and booklets including printing and promotional costs
-Exhibit development and implementation
-Conference travel (TAP grants)
-Media projects, the planning, scripting, and production of audio or video materials, websites, or a newspaper series
-Publications (Publication grants)
-Individual research (Fellowship grants)
* If your proposed project is not listed above, contact the Council regarding eligibility.
GrantWatch ID#: 181138
Up to $20,000
Eligible projects must be sponsored by a nonprofit organization/
-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
-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 talk in detail about your idea and find out if it is eligible for funding.
Complete the online application by midnight on the grant deadline date.
Applicants should allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
Grant applications must include a 100% match (cost share), using in-kind or cash, equal to the total grant funds requested.
Any grant request over $1,500 must include a CASH cost share of at least 25% of the funds requested.
General Grant 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
USA: West Virginia