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).

Grant Deadlines

Georgia Humanities offers two application cycles each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The application deadline for the fall cycle has passed. Stay tuned for more information about the spring application deadline, coming soon!

Help us better understand the impact of our grant program

For nearly 50 years, Georgia Humanities has invested in programs and organizations that foster connections between people and ideas. As an organization that recognizes the value of partnerships, we believe our grantee organizations can provide valuable insight into our grantmaking process.

As we look to the next 50 years, it is important for us to understand and assess the impact of our grant program, and it is just as important that we stay connected with our grant partners and evaluate our interactions.

All responses will be kept anonymous, and the survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We know that your time is valuable, and we appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Complete the survey »


The fall 2020 grant deadline has passed. Stay tuned for more information about the spring application cycle, coming soon!


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“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 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.


Courtesy of Historic Oakland Foundation

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