Foundation / Corporation
HumanitiesDC and DC Historic Preservation Office (HPO)
01/12/18 11:59 PM
Grants of up to $2,500 to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations for grassroots projects that highlight the history of the District’s landmarks, culture, or neighborhoods in 1968. Funding may be used for project supplies, honoraria, transportation, venue rentals, A/V rentals, and project publicity and promotion.
Through a partnership between HumanitiesDC and the DC Historic Preservation Office, the DCCHP was convened in 2005 as an alternative to the “top-down” approach to community history that was placing interpretation of the cultural heritage of District of Columbia neighborhoods into the hands of developers and non-residents. Since its inception, the DCCHP has supported nearly 175 diverse, hyperlocal heritage projects, capturing the memories of native Washingtonians who have watched their city rapidly change. These small projects are showcased annually and digitalized to be accessible to the public online in our DC Digital Museum.
Example Project Types:
-Museum exhibit or traveling installation
-Curricula or Lesson Plans
-Oral History Project
-Original Research / Published
-Archive Planning or Creation
-Site Interpretation/ Neighborhood
-Community History Day
-Historic Mapping Projects
GrantWatch ID#: 181180
Up to $2,500
Project funds must be expended within the grant period (February 20, 2018 – August 13, 2018).
Applicants must hold a current 501(c)3 or DC nonprofit status.
If your organization is not a nonprofit, yet you would like to apply, please contact the HumanitiesDC grants office to discuss alternative options.
Applicants must not have any outstanding grant reports for Humanities DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office.
Grand funds may not be spent on:
-Organizational expenses unrelated to programming (rent, office supplies, etc.)
-Refreshments, hospitality, parties
-Production of visual, performing, or fine arts projects
Date: November 30
Time: 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
DC Community Heritage Project Grant Webinar:
December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DC Community Heritage Project Grant Writing (Face-to-Face) Workshop:
December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library
1630 7th St NW
Applications must reflect a 1:1 match of DC Community Heritage Project funds. The match may be comprised of cash or in-kind sources.
Applications are due on January 12, 2018, 11:59 PM.
Decisions will be made by February 20, 2018. The awards ceremony is scheduled for February 20, 2018.
Grant agreements will be signed and checks will be issued by March 15, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To register for a workshop/webinar:
Louis Hicks, Director of Grants
925 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
DC Historic Preservation Contact:
USA: Washington, DC