The Illinois Humanities Council gives Community Grant support to Illinois nonprofit organizations to develop public humanities programs for Illinois audiences and to provide technical assistance or general support to help accomplish their core humanities missions.
- Read our guidelines. Next application deadlines: April 15, 2014
- Our Audience Profile Survey forms have recently been updated! Grantees are required to distribute Audience Profile Surveys at all IHC grant-sponsored events. Download a copy the latest survey.
- View photos from projects funded by IHC Community Grants.
The IHC's community grants program accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations that have a story to tell about Illinois or who have a way to use the humanities to enrich community life. We also accept proposals from organizations looking for technical assistance or general operating support.
Because we believe the humanities should belong to everyone, we especially encourage applications from organizations that bring humanities projects to new or historically neglected audiences or communities. To view examples of grants made in the past, visit any of our Community Grant Archives in the right sidebar.
The IHC conducts grant and humanities resources workshops several times a year throughout the state. In the fall and spring workshops are held at our offices in Chicago, central, eastern, western and southern Illinois communities. To speak with an IHC Program Officer about applying for IHC funds or attending a grant workshop, please call 312.422.5580 or email email@example.com.
|'Carl Sandburg in Elmhurst' exhibit-related programming||$3,300 |
|'Displaced' to 'This Place'||$5,000 |
|10 Buildings that Changed America Curriculum Distribution||$5,000 |
|2013 Bishop Hill Chautauqua ||$1,300 |
|A Dream Come True, or A Dream Deferred: 50 Years after 'I Have a Dream'||$2,500 |
|Archeology Day 2013||$2,000 |
|Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium||$5,000 |
|Beyond Machu Picchu: Culture and Identity in Andean Peru||$5,000 |
|Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition and Symposium||$5,000 |
|Caught in the Sweep of History: Egypt in the Civil War - The Second Year||$4,850 |
|Completing the Circle, the Life of Dr. Carlos Montezuma||$4,578 |
|Cool Classics!||$5,000 |
|Count Me In||$4,000 |
|Creative Writing School Residencies||$5,000 |
|East West Riverfest: 17 days of Public Humanities Programming in the Quad Cities||$5,000 |
|Explore the River Education Series||$2,880 |
|Hidden in Plain Sight: The Material Life of Early Springfield ||$3,760 |
|Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation General Support Grant||$5,000 |
|Love and Labor: Domestic Workers as Community Docents||$5,000 |
|Many Roads to Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Civil War||$1,800 |
|Moving Dialogs: Global Exchange ||$5,000 |
|People and Place: An Exhibit on Irish and Mexican Immigration in Galesburg||$1,275 |
|Peoria Reads 'Warriors Don't Cry'||$2,500 |
|Reconstructing Haiti: Conversations on current conditions, lessons learned and the future||$5,000 |
|Rumbula's Echo||$5,000 |
|Shifting Grounds: Studying Social Change History||$4,903 |
|Story Week Festival of Writers 2014||$5,000 |
|Symposium: Midwest Women Artists, 1840-1940: Discovering their work, Telling their stories, Learning from the past ||$2,300 |
|Telling My Family's Story Project ||$5,000 |
|The Armory Show of 1913 and a Legacy of Modernism||$1,000 |
|The CAF Red Tail Squadron Exhibit||$5,000 |
|The Poetry Center of Chicago General Support Grant||$5,000 |
|The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition||$5,000 |
|We Are A Part of Them: Conversations about the Public Good||$5,000 |
|Writers Talk: New Voices in Mexican Literature||$5,000 |