In celebration of our 50th anniversary Arizona Humanities is proud to offer two one-time funding opportunities. The first grant theme, Climate Conversations, is focused on the environment and sustainability. The second grant theme, Representation Matters, is focused on civic engagement and the history of representation in the U.S.
Applications are closed.
Climate Conversations grants focus on the environmental humanities and explore the complex relationship between people, the humanities, and our environment. The science and data behind climate change and environmental challenges are important. But learning about the impact of these challenges on local communities, and hearing the stories of the people affected, is equally important. Climate Conversations ask: When does the environment intersect with the human experience? Why are the humanities important to environmental issues? How can we meet environmental challenges and sustain resources? and more. Climate Conversations funded programs should do the following:
- deepen public understanding of an environmental issue(s).
- promote the role of the humanities in solving environmental issue(s).
- encourage the public to be a part of the solution.
Representation Matters grants focus on topics related to civic education, civic engagement, and representation in our democracy, with an emphasis on current issues of local and national importance. Representation Matters funded programs ask: What does it mean to be civically engaged? Why is diverse representation important for democracy? What are the stories and perspectives of underrepresented communities? How can we promote education and access? and more. Representation Matters funded programs should do the following:
- foster cross-cultural understanding, empathy, and community resilience.
- deepen public understanding of local, state, or national history, especially lesser-known history from underrepresented communities.
- promote civic engagement, information literacy, and social connection.
Funding Priorities: Arizona Humanities encourages all eligible organizations to apply. Please note that priority will be given to organizations whose mission directly serves traditionally underserved communities. Underserved communities include Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.
- Eligible applicants include private nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations; local, tribal, and state governments; institutions of the federal government; and academic institutions.
- Applicant must be in “good standing” with Arizona Humanities. For example, you do not have an overdue grant report or a previously defaulted federal grant.
- Out of state applicants – Non-Arizona based organizations may apply, but should be prepared to articulate the direct impact their project will have in Arizona. We prioritize funding for projects with a clear Arizona connection.
- Please consult the Grant Guidelines Here to confirm eligibility.
Activities Eligible for Support (included but not limited to):
- Professional fees, including travel expenses, honoraria and stipends for humanities advisors, speakers, interviewees, artists, technical consultants, etc.
- Programming, publication, dissemination expenses.
- Technical/consultant needs related to a digital transition or in support of preservation and access programs.
- Marketing expenses.
- Evaluation expenses.
- Documentation expenses.
- Please consult the Grant Guidelines Here for activities not eligible for support.