Humanities Iowa awards Major Grants in amounts between $3,001 and $20,000 to organizations seeking to develop and implement humanities programs for the out-of-school adult public. These programs should stimulate meaningful community dialogue, attract diverse audiences, be participatory and engaging, and invite discovery of the humanities in interesting and exciting ways. In addition, a humanities scholar should be involved in the programming in some capacity.
The following organizations are eligible to apply for a Major Grant:
- Incorporated nonprofit groups
- Higher education institutions
- Units of local, state, and federal governments
- Indian tribal governments
- Groups of persons that form an association to carry out a project
Major Grants are awarded twice a year; application deadlines occur on March 1 and October 1. Applicants should note that all grants have a matching requirement.
Recently funded programs include:
- “A Hero Among Us,” Thaler Holocaust Education Trust
- “Mies/Weese at Drake: Where We Live and Work,” Drake University
- “Man in Purple,” Muscatine Independent Film Festival
- “Denmark: America’s Largest and Smallest Ally,” Museum of Danish America
- View full list.
UPCOMING DEADLINE: October 1, 2017