It's Your Turn: Community Project Grants
New Hampshire Humanities offers the only grant program in our state devoted to supporting the public humanities.
In 2018-2019, we awarded grants totaling just over $62,000. These funds went to cultural and civic organizations, museums, colleges, libraries, historical societies, theatres, and other nonprofits around the state. Even a circus school received a grant! We believe that locally-designed, community-based projects demonstrate the power and potential of human creativity and thoughtfulness. When people intentionally gather together to explore ideas about topics and issues relevant to them, individuals, relationships, and communities thrive.
In the past year, we funded events and activities about everything from Native American stories and who should tell them to what motivates inventors, from the values that shape human relationships to the environment to the role of diplomacy in history and today’s world.
Congratulations to the following grantees through which New Hampshire Humanities supported public humanities programs throughout the state: Recently-funded Community Project Grants
For more information about applying for a grant, scroll to the bottom of the page and click
"Before You Apply."
2019-2020 Community Project Grant Deadlines Click HERE for a printable copy.
If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, submit by the next business day. For more information, please contact Susan Hatem, Director of Programs & Grantmaking, at 603-224-4071 or email@example.com.
Major Grants of up to $10,000 are the heart of New Hampshire Humanities grant making, enabling all kinds of nonprofits and educational institutions to design and carry out multi-faceted projects. Proposals are accepted four times a year.
Deadlines - Major Grants
Draft proposal Full proposal Notification by First public event
Sept. 1, 2019 Oct. 1, 2019 Mid November Dec. 1, 2019
Jan. 1, 2020 Feb. 1, 2020 Mid March April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020 May 1, 2020 Mid June July 1, 2020
June 1, 2020 July 1, 2020 Mid August Sept. 1, 2020
Mini Grants of up to $1,000 support single events or short series and are available in as little as six weeks from submission deadline to first public event. Proposals accepted six times a year.
Deadlines - Mini Grants
Apply by Notification by Earliest date of public event
Sept. 1, 2019 Oct. 1, 2019 Nov. 1, 2019
Nov. 1, 2019 Dec. 1, 2019 Jan. 1, 2020
Jan. 1, 2020 Feb. 1, 2020 March 1, 2020
March 1, 2020 Apr. 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
May 1, 2020 June 1, 2020 July 1, 2020
NOTE: DUNS Number and SAM.gov Registration Requirements
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has adopted the use of the “data universal numbering system (DUNS) numbers issued by Dun and Bradstreet to keep track of how federal grant money is dispersed. In addition, registration with the federal System for Awards Management (SAM) is required for security purposes. Therefore, all grant applicants must obtain a DUNS number and register on SAM.gov before New Hampshire Humanities can disperse any awarded funds. If your institution needs to obtain a free DUNS number, please follow the instructions found on the NEH website HERE. To register with SAM, follow instructions HERE. (NOTE: Even though grants are contracts, when registering with SAM, your organization is applying for “financial assistance” rather than registering as a contractor.)