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

Program Grants 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 for Program Grants

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.

Program Grant Deadlines

Georgia Humanities offers two application cycles a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Grant guidelines and application procedures for the fall 2020 grant cycle will be posted by the end of August. Please check regularly for updates!

Georgia Humanities CARES Act Emergency Operating Grants

Georgia Humanities made funds available for operating support to nonprofit organizations offering humanities programming to Georgians.

The intent behind this funding was to get relief to organizations quickly in order to meet urgent financial needs. The application window for this grant opportunity has closed.

Administered by Georgia Humanities, these grants are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.

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Program grant guidelines and application procedures for the upcoming fall grant cycle will be posted by the end of August. Stay tuned for more details!


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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.


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