Communities around Washington have important stories to tell and issues to discuss. Humanities Washington’s grants program provides the financial resources for people to come together to talk, discuss, debate, feel, think, and tell stories through the lens of the humanities. Humanities Washington supports existing efforts as well as new opportunities for grassroots projects conceived and implemented locally.
Awarded once per year through a competitive grant process for projects that are based in dialogue and discussion. Spark grants require a funding match and organizations may request up to $7,500. Due to budgetary uncertainty at the federal level, Humanities Washington is unable to accept Spark grant applications in 2017, but will be open in 2018.