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.
- Our funding guidelines and application procedures have recently been updated! We've expanded what we fund, simplified the application process, and reduced the amount of time between the deadline and the award date.
- Read our guidelines. Next application deadlines: April 15, 2013
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|A Dream Come True, or A Dream Deferred: 50 Years after 'I Have a Dream'||Live the Spirit Residency||$2,500|
|Archeology Day 2013||Center For American Archeology||$2,000|
|Beyond Machu Picchu: Culture and Identity in Andean Peru||Northern Illinois University||$5,000|
|Blue Ribbon Student Exhibition and Symposium||Chicago Metro History Education Center||$5,000|
|Explore the River Education Series||River Action, Inc||$2,880|
|Many Roads to Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Civil War||New Philadelphia Association||$1,800|
|Rumbula's Echo||Chicago Filmmakers||$5,000|
|Shifting Grounds: Studying Social Change History||Illinois Institute For Community Law||$4,903|
|Writers Talk: New Voices in Mexican Literature||Instituto Cervantes of Chicago||$5,000|