GRANT: Humanities Iowa Major Grants

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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