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Grant Program

Georgia Humanities Council grants fund humanities-based cultural and educational programs in local communities.

Georgia Humanities will have another grant deadline this fall (2015).  The guidelines and grant forms may change for this deadline. Please check back this summer for further information.


Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations such as museums, libraries, historical societies, community and downtown organizations, educational institutions, civic and government agencies. GHC grants are not awarded to individuals.

Examples of recent GHC grant programs include: author events, film and community reading series, historical walking tours, traveling exhibitions, community discussions, oral history and genealogy  projects, placement of new historic markers and children's workshops.

GHC does not fund the performing arts, the publication of books, the restoration of buildings, food, beverages or awards, or any programs that advocate topics of a religious, social or political nature.

Programs should be offered free of charge, open to the entire community and include the participation of at least one humanities scholar.

Impact of the Grant Program

GHC grant projects strengthen communities through cultural programs. All grantees become a partner with the Georgia Humanities Council. Collaborating with the GHC creates new possibilities in communities for humanities education that result in new knowledge and pride of place. Visit our Recent Grants section to see a list of recent GHC grant programs.


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