Minigrants provide up to $2,000 to organizations seeking to fund projects that stimulate meaningful community dialogue, attract diverse audiences, are participatory and engaging, and apply the humanities to everyday life. Proposed projects may take the form of public humanities programs, exhibits, or original productions in film, television, radio or online resources. Funds may also be used to support the planning of larger projects.
Typical organizations eligible to receive grant funding include:
- Private nonprofit organizations
- Institutions of higher education
- State, local and federally recognized Indian tribal governments
- Community and cultural organizations
- Educational and professional groups
- Public agencies
- Non-commercial radio and television stations
Minigrant applications are accepted year-round, but they must be received at least eight weeks before the proposed program begins.