Foundation / Corporation
07/15/21 5:00 PM CST
Grants to Illinois nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations that have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to address organizational needs and support community projects. Eligible uses of funds include general operating costs and humanities-based projects.
General Operating Support: Illinois Humanities will provide emergency relief general operating support for humanities-based nonprofit organizations with budgets of up to $2 million. There are two funding pools: one designated for organizations based within Cook County and one designated for organizations based outside Cook County. These grants are specifically for humanities-based nonprofits, which includes cultural and ethnic organizations; history organizations; humanities museums; literature organizations; humanities education organizations; media, journalism, and documentary organizations; libraries and archives; and consortiums, alliances, and collectives of these groups.
Humanities Project Grants: Illinois Humanities will provide support for emergency relief and recovery to Illinois-based nonprofits to develop or continue humanities-based projects in 2021. These grants will support organizations that may not have an explicit humanities-based mission or scope but incorporate humanities-based programs or projects as part of their work. Examples include performing arts groups that include audience-based discussions of the work; park districts that host seminars or workshops on history, literature, or other humanities disciplines; visual arts groups or art museums that incorporate art history discussions or seminars; community-based organizations that host discussions with community members that promote civic engagement; etc. There are two funding pools: one designated for organizations based within Cook County and one designated for organizations based outside Cook County.
GrantWatch ID#: 189435
- General Operating Support Grants: Grants will range from $5,000 to $10,000.
- Humanities Project Grants: The Humanities Project Grants will be for $5,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mark Hallett, Director of Grants Programs
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