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Grant Opportunities

What We Fund

Arizona Humanities supports innovative, community-based projects that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond. We welcome proposals from a wide range of nonprofit, educational, and governmental organizations and encourage projects that are innovative in their approach toward the humanities and public programming. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to issues of significance to Arizonans.

Our grants program aims to stimulate thoughtful community exchange, build new audiences for the humanities, innovate new methods in the humanities, and advocate for the importance of the humanities for a lively and engaged democratic public.

Program formats include, but are not limited to:

  • Interactive lectures and discussions
  • Exhibits
  • Publications (must be published through a third-party, peer-review process)
  • Public broadcasts; online and/or radio
  • Film documentaries
  • Discussions before or after performances

Arizona Humanities maintains two levels of grant support: (1) Mini Grants (2) Project Grants. We encourage you to speak with us about your project before submitting your proposal. Our grants are funded through a larger federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (neh.gov) and are awarded on a competitive basis.

If you would like more information about any of the sections below, read the Grant Guidelines.

Grant Types

Mini Grants

Mini Grants are small grants of up to $2,000 that are available year-round to support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. Applicants may request up to $2,000 in Mini Grants per fiscal year (November 1 – October 31). Mini Grants can be used for capacity-building, program planning, and implementation of programs. Capacity-building may include training and education for constituents to help plan and/or implement public humanities engagements. The goal of Mini Grants is to foster the capacity-building of small organizations with limited funding, and encourage partnerships and collaboration between nonprofits. The applicant organization’s budget must not exceed $500,000. Larger institutions must partner with a smaller institution that will lead the program or project.

 
Project Grants

Project Grants are competitive grants supporting public programming using the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance to Arizonans. Organizations may request up to $10,000 to support their program implementation.

Grant Deadlines

Grant applications must be submitted through the Grants and Programs Dashboard on the day of the established deadline. Staff assistance is available until 5:00 p.m. on grant deadline days. Applicants can monitor the status of grant applications within the Grants and Programs Dashboard.

Bookmark the Grants and Programs Dashboard link: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?urlkey=azhumanities

Project Grant Deadlines

Letter of Intent Deadline

Application Deadline Notification Date Project Period
November 1, 2018 December 15, 2018 March 1, 2019 April 1, 2019 – October 15, 2020
May 1, 2018 June 15, 2018 September 1, 2018 October 1 2018 – April 15, 2020
 
Mini Grants Deadlines

Mini Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted within our fiscal year (November 1 – October 31).

At this time, all available funds for 2018 have been granted. Please check back around November 2018 for information regarding Mini Grants 2019.

Please read the Grant Guidelines to learn more about the Mini Grant cycle.

Grants Information Sessions

Discover opportunities for your organization with Arizona Humanities and learn about the grants application process at free orientations and webinars.

Webinars:

Grant Guidelines

For more information about Arizona Humanities grants, please read the Grant Guidelines pdf. The 15-page PDF document covers the following:

  • What We Fund
  • Grants Process
  • Scoring Measures
  • Eligibility
  • Project Requirements
  • Budget Requirements
  • Grants Timelines
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Tips For Successful Applications

Grant Guidelines

FOR QUESTIONS

Samantha Anderson, Grants Manager
sanderson@azhumanities.org / 602-257-0335 x25

Dyadira Fajardo, Programs & Grants Coordinator
dfajardo@azhumanities.org / 602-257-0335 x23

Photos above: Jewish History Museum (City of Refuge, City of Removal), Vail Preservation Society, Royce Manuel (Testing the Bow courtesy Morning Star Leaders)