The New Mexico Humanities Council’s “Regular Grants” provide more than $2,000 of NMHC funds for a public humanities program. The average regular grant funded by NMHC is about $5,500 (direct or challenge).
Direct grant awards is an outright award of NMHC funds. Like all NMHC funds, the grant must be matched, which means that other sources must meet at least half of the project’s total costs, either through in-kind contributions such as donated facilities, services, and time, or through a sponsor’s cash.
Challenge grant awards match cash gifts from third parties. Applicants with the ability to raise cash gifts from businesses, foundations, or individuals, are encouraged to apply for a Challenge grant. Challenge grants award $1 in NMHC funds for each $1 in eligible gifts, which include 1) cash rather than donated goods, service, or time; 2) from individuals or organizations with no other role in the project; 3) non-federal in origin; and 4) properly documented.
Upcoming Deadline: October 1, 2017