Humanities Project Funding


Director of Grants, Mark Smith leads a cozy workshop at the Council office.

Humanities project funding has been the cornerstone of HumanitiesDC’s activities since its founding in 1980. HumanitiesDC awards dozens of grants each year for exciting public humanities projects! We are grateful to our partners at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for their generous support of our grantmaking programs. All grantees must either be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, or must find a 501(c)3 non-profit sponsoring organization.

Perhaps the most important questions to consider before applying for a grant from the Humanities Council are:

  • Is my project directly related to a humanities discipline?
  • Will my project benefit the people of Washington, DC?
  • What final product will my project produce that will be of continued use to researchers and students?

Click here to access the online application.

Click on one of the grant funding opportunities below for more information.

Grants Quick Forms and Guides:

Application and Reporting Webinars:

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