New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grants provide grant funds to support public humanities programs across New Hampshire. The public humanities bring the insights and knowledge of humanities disciplines – history, literature, philosophy, ethics, archeology, anthropology, linguistics, geography, the law or legal theory, classics, and cultural or religious studies – to bear on public life. Public humanities programs offer people the opportunity to interpret, question, and debate new ideas while learning about the world in which we live. Through such programs, the public humanities strengthen civic discourse and foster an informed citizenry, and, therefore, fundamentally support both our local communities and national democracy.
In 2020, we awarded grants totaling just over $62,000 to eligible non-profits and tax-exempt organizations that developed such public humanities programs. Award recipients included cultural and civic organizations, museums, colleges, libraries, historical societies, theaters, and other nonprofits around the state. Programs ranged from an exploration of the shifting relationships between Abenaki and European settlers in eighteenth-century New Hampshire to discussions focusing on ways the railroad’s construction impacted towns and communities across the country.
New Hampshire Humanities currently offers two types of Community Project Grants: Mini and Major Grants. For either grant, applicants can request any amount of funds up to the amounts indicated. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please submit your inquiry below or contact Agnes Burt, Program Manager—Community Project Grants (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Mini Grants provide up to $2,000 in funds. New Hampshire Humanities accepts Mini Grant applications on a rolling basis. We recommend applying at least six weeks before your program begins. We do not require a draft proposal, but we do encourage you to contact Agnes Burt before submitting your application.
Major Grants provide up to $10,000 in funds. We require that your organization submit a draft proposal at least one month before the final application deadlines noted below. Again, please contact Agnes Burt with questions about your proposal.
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If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, submit by the next business day. For more information, please contact Agnes Burt, Program Manager—Community Project Grants, at 603-224-4071, ext. 114 or email@example.com .
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.