Georgia Humanities awards grants for cultural programs that bring together and strengthen communities through dialogue and shared experience.

Program Overview

Georgia Humanities supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations seeking to foster connections between people and ideas. Through a competitive process, we award grants to such cultural, civic, and educational entities as museums, libraries, universities, and historical societies for a range of projects, including walking tours, exhibitions, author talks, lecture series, and literary festivals.

Guidelines and Eligibility

Nonprofit organizations with 501 (c)-3 status are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $2,000 for humanities programs. Programs must involve at least one humanities scholar, bring the public together for discussion and exchange, and be free and open to the public.

Georgia Humanities Responds to COVID-19

Impacts to the Grant Program

As an organization that recognizes the value of partnerships, we believe our programming partners should feel empowered to make event decisions that best meet the needs of their organizations, local communities, and public audience(s).

Current Grantees

  • Current GH grantees will not forfeit their grant award if they choose to postpone or cancel grant-funded public events due to public health concerns. Organizations that postpone or cancel due to public health concerns will receive the same support that was initially provided by Georgia Humanities, once the COVID-19 outbreak is stabilized.
  • Georgia Humanities expects all organizations to provide updates regarding postponements and cancellations to GH program staff so that we are able to update our records and oversee scheduling efforts for make-up events.

Prospective Grantees

  • Georgia Humanities will still accept grant applications for the spring grant cycle. We have extended the submission deadline to May 1, 2020, in an effort to best support our program partners. We are asking all applicants to submit completed applications by e-mail to nfote[@] by 5:00pm on May 1, 2020.
  • Applications received by mail will still be accepted, but must be postmarked on or before May 1, 2020.
  • Georgia Humanities will work diligently to ensure all applicant organizations receive notification of their award status within 60 days of the extended submission deadline.
  • Please review our revised Grant Guidelines for full details.

Grant Deadlines

Georgia Humanities offers two application cycles a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Applications for the fall cycle must be postmarked by September 30, and applications for the spring cycle must be postmarked by May 1.

The next grant deadline is May 1, 2020. Final applications must be postmarked on or before May 1, 2020, if mailed, or received by 5:00pm on May 1, 2020, if e-mailed.

“Receiving the grant from Georgia Humanities was truly a blessing. There is no way we would have uncovered the depth of information and knowledge that we have without it.”

– Tigner Rand, Antioch A.M.E. Church History Project

Grant Administration

Use the following to administer your Georgia Humanities grant:

W-­9: Upon notification of your Georgia Humanities grant award, submit a completed W-­9 form by mail or e-mail.

Georgia Humanities logo: Use the Georgia Humanities logo in all publicity materials related to your Georgia Humanities-funded program.

Payment Request Form: Grantees may request up to 90% of grant funds by submitting a payment request form by mail or e-­mail. Please remember that two signatures (and dates) are required. Requests generally take a week to process; checks will be mailed out within two to three weeks. Checks will be mailed to the name and address listed on your form; please ensure the accuracy of this information.

Final Report: Once your project is complete, submit your final report no later than 90 days after the end of your grant period. Completed forms may be scanned and e–mailed, or sent by U.S. mail. Once Georgia Humanities receives your report, the final 10% of your grant funds will be mailed to the address listed on your final payment request.


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