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: January 15, 2015
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|'Collecting Paradise' Public Programs||$2,500 |
|'In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East' Fall Programming Support||$5,000 |
|2014 Bishop Hill Chautauqua||$1,400 |
|Bronzeville: Dawn of the Soul Era||$3,000 |
|CAA Archeology Day 2014||$2,770 |
|Chi Voices: A Poetic Film Series||$2,478 |
|Chosen (Custody of the Eyes) - Academic Advisory Group Meeting (content and distribution)||$5,000 |
|COUNT ME IN documentary||$5,000 |
|Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature through Ballet||$5,000 |
|Education Partnerships (formerly known as 'Creative Writing School Residencies')||$5,000 |
|Evolving Culture in the Carribbean||$5,000 |
|From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois exhibit programs||$4,600 |
|History, History||$5,000 |
|How to Make a Smart Museum Video Series||$5,000 |
|Illinois Poetry Correspondence Program||$2,500 |
|Jewish History In the Quad Cities||$2,500 |
|Juke Cry Hand Clap: A People's History of House & Chicago Social Culture||$2,000 |
|Lunch Talks @ CAF||$2,500 |
|Nelson Algren: the End is Nothing, the Road is All||$5,000 |
|Orlando: Writing the World Across the Centuries||$4,500 |
|Race: Are We So Different - A Living History||$5,000 |
|SSAS General Support Grant Application||$2,085 |
|Summer Speaker Series on the Intersection of History, Law, and Social Justice||$5,000 |
|Sundown in K-Town 2014: Musical Notes on the Neighborhood||$5,000 |
|The Beast Program Series||$5,000 |
|The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A 50 Year Commemoration||$1,000 |
|The Community Saturday School: Developing Family Literacy through the Literature of the African Diaspora||$3,333 |
|The Journey of Indian Immigrants in America||$5,000 |
|Traces & Byways Discovered||$4,832 |
|Writers Talk Series: Voices Without Borders 2 The Enduring Relevance of Octavio Paz||$5,000 |