GRANT OPPORTUNITY: HCH Public Humanities Grants

Presented by:
Hawai'i Council for the Humanities
Subject: Other, Varies Audience: All

The Hawai’i Council for the Humanities (HCH) Public Humanities grants are designed to support public programs that “endeavor to include a clear and effective humanities purpose and focus” and is a competitive process. Eligible applicants include public institutions and nonprofits serving the general Hawai’i public.

The HCH Grants Program provides funding for public programs that promote a better understanding and appreciation of the humanities among the general public in Hawai’i. HCH grants have helped a number of libraries, museums, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other nonprofits sponsor public humanities programs that encourage the diffusion of knowledge beyond the academic setting and foster public involvement in civic dialogue.

Grant deadlines occur in February and October annually. Applications submitted online for any of the grant types – “public humanities” or “preservation and access” – are welcome at each deadline.

Examples of Funded Programs:

  • Examples of Funded Programs:
    • Ku Kanaka/Stand Tall – Center for Independent Documentary
      • Free screenings of the documentary on the life and work of the late Hawaiian activist and scholar Kanalu Young.
    • Hamakua Youth Foundation Multi-Cultural Awareness Program – Hamakua Youth Foundation
      • A series of programs aimed at youths celebrating diverse cultures of Hamakua through exploration of music, dance, and food.
    • Hawaiian Mission Houses Print Shop Revisioning – Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society
      • For development of online access to educational materials to accompany the re-dedication of the newly restored print shop on the grounds of Hawaiian Mission House.
    • The Paths We Cross: A Look at Korean and Korean-American Culture, Art and History on the Big Island – University of Hawai’i at Hilo
      • For an art exhibition and a cultural performance encouraging the critical contemplation of Korean and Korean-American history and identity on the Big Island.
    • View more recently funded programs