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Humanities Project Grant

This funding opportunity is currently accepting applications.

Humanities Project Grants offer support for public humanities projects that encourage contemplation, spark conversation and engage the community. Eligible projects will use the humanities as the central resource to involve and benefit diverse groups of Iowans through educational programming that explore the human experience.

Funding for the Humanities Project Grant is made possible by an appropriation from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency.

  • Who: Individuals, Nonprofits, Local Governments and Higher Education Institutions
  • What: $2,500 - $30,000
  • When: August 15, 2024 for the funding period of November 1, 2024–October 31,2025

Manage Your Grant

FY23 Guidelines

Current grant recipients can reference the FY23 Humanities Collaboration Grant program guidelines online.

Grantee Handbook

See the Grantee Handbook to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.

Final Report

As a grant recipient, you must complete a final report form at the end of the process to request your grant reimbursement and share the impact of the project on the humanities in Iowa.

Grant Awards History

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Project Title Sort descending Applicant City County Fiscal year Grant Amount
"Immersive" Exhibition Programming Des Moines Art Center Des Moines Polk 2022 $20,000.00
"Nice" Iowans who minimize differences need support for dialogue and growth CultureALL Urbandale Polk 2022 $20,000.00
American Dreamer Program Expansion The Wallace Centers of Iowa Des Moines Polk 2022 $9,125.00
Antelope Lending Library Summer Reading Program Antelope Lending Library Iowa City Johnson 2022 $7,776.00
Black Stories Collective Grout Museum District Waterloo Black Hawk 2022 $20,000.00
Cultural Diplomacy: Building Bridges of Understanding between U.S. & Russia Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Ames Story 2022 $4,000.00
DMMO's 50th Anniversary Season Staging Connections Series Des Moines Metro Opera Indianola Warren 2022 $20,000.00
DSM Book Festival Downtown Events Group Des Moines Polk 2022 $20,000.00
Echoes from the Monastery: Medieval Liturgical Music in Today's Voices Loras College Dubuque Dubuque 2022 $3,860.00
Educating and Inspiring Iowans Through the Story of First Lady Lou Hoover Hoover Presidential Foundation West Branch Cedar 2022 $9,575.00
Emancipation Day, a Juneteenth Event Living History Farms Urbandale Polk 2022 $9,075.00
Exhibition on Influence of Japanese Culture in Midwest, 1890s-1930s Muscatine Art Center Muscatine Muscatine 2022 $4,200.00
Fine Arts & Humanities Series Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Sioux City Woodbury 2022 $10,000.00
Immigration and Democracy: The Timeless Human Journey National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Cedar Rapids Linn 2022 $17,000.00
It's History that Makes Us Human Historical Society of Pottawattamie County Council Bluffs Pottawattamie 2022 $2,297.00
Lecture Recital Series: Exploring Themes of Community in Music Composed in Iowa Wild Prairie Winds Council Bluffs Pottawattamie 2022 $3,179.00
Lives Behind Bars: A Film Discussion Series Coe College Cedar Rapids Linn 2022 $3,375.00
Magazine and Speaker Series Museum of Danish America Elk Horn Shelby 2022 $20,000.00
Oracles Workshop-Conversations Public Space One Iowa City Johnson 2022 $8,500.00
Oral History Workshops Council Bluffs Public Library Council Bluffs Pottawattamie 2022 $5,000.00