Georgia Humanities awards grants for cultural programs that bring together and strengthen communities through dialogue and shared experience.
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. Proposed grant programs can also be virtual!
Guidelines and Eligibility
Georgia-based nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $2,500 to support humanities programs. Programs must involve at least one humanities scholar, bring the public together for discussion and exchange, and be designed for and open to public audience(s).
Georgia Humanities offers two application cycles each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Our Fall 2023 grant cycle opens on August 28, 2023. Draft applications will be accepted for review and feedback until September 13. The final deadline for grant applications is Friday, September 29, 2023. Award announcements for the Fall 2023 cycle will be made in early November 2023.
Please be advised that as of September 2021 we are using a new grant management system. All organizations, including those who received Georgia Humanities grants before the implementation of the new system, will need to register to apply in future grant cycles.
Grant Questions and Reporting
For general questions or concerns regarding program grants, including for questions about specific project reporting requirements, contact Jerald Crook. You may also schedule a 30-minute meeting with Jerald using this link.
For questions regarding the most recent cycle of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant cycle, contact Kelly Caudle.
“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
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 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.
Courtesy of Historic Oakland Foundation