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Grant Program

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


Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations such as museums, libraries, historical societies, community groups, educational institutions, civic and government agencies.

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.

2014 Grants

The deadline date for proposals is September 5, 2014.

Please read the guideline instructions thoroughly before submitting a proposal. Be looking for the updated guidelines on this website by July 1st.

GHC has no grant workshops scheduled for the remainder of 2014.

Anything new in 2014?

GHC will continue the 2013 theme of "Connections" for programs. Last year the grant application format changed and additional requirements were added. These same requirements will  apply to the September 2014 deadline. Some new components include:
  • Organizations that currently have an open GHC grant are not eligible to apply until they have completed required final report forms.
  • Organizations that apply must provide a copy of the IRS 501c(3) letter of determination and a DUNS number.  To obtain a DUNS number go to  .
  • The GHC Application for Qualification form has been eliminated although a copy of the organization's W-9 form is still requested.
  • The GHC Grant Proposal Application contains all required components necessary for a grant submission including  separate budget and budget narrative forms. Applicants should only use the GHC provided forms when submitting a proposal.
  • All applicants are required to submit a checked-off, signed and dated checklist with their proposal.
  • Original signatures are required on the application forms where indicated. 
  • All grant programs should begin at least 120 days after the grant deadline of September 5, 2014 (January 5, 2015 or later).
  • GHC now requires ten (10) copies of the organization's grant proposal.

Impact of the Grant Program

GHC grant projects strengthen communities through cultural programs. A partnership with the Georgia Humanities Council opens doors to participation in statewide networks. 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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