The Connecticut Humanities is accepting applications for its Capacity Grants to help Connecticut organizations strengthen their internal operations and ability to bring the humanities to the public.
Donor Name: Connecticut Humanities
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1000 to $10,000
Grant Duration: 1 Year
Capacity Grants help Connecticut organizations that bring humanities to the public think strategically, better understand their audiences, assets, and operations, and plan for the future. They support a wide range of consultant-led projects that may include:
- Board assessments and training
- Strategic planning
- Market assessments and planning
- Audience assessments
- Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) assessments, planning, and training
- Financial assessments and planning
- Development (fundraising) assessments and planning
- Collections assessments and planning
- Interpretive assessments and planning
- Technology assessments and planning
CT Humanities (CTH) gives priority to projects that include significant humanities scholarship and content; explore topics and stories in an inclusive, diverse, and equitable manner; commemorate the 250th anniversary of the formation of the United States consistent with the America 250 | CT Commission’s guiding themes; and do one or more of the following:
- Engage individuals and communities in the exploration of contemporary issues.
- Advance creativity and demonstrate ingenuity and innovation.
- Present accessible content that provokes, challenges, educates, and inspires.
- Ensure access to the project’s content and scholarship beyond the length of the grant.
- Foster collaboration among organizations, groups, and communities.
- Awards may not exceed $9,999.
- All CTH grant funded activities must occur and be completed within the twelve (12) month project period.
- Staff salary and wages for work directly related to the project
- Honoraria and fees for consultants and other outside professionals
- Travel expenses directly related to the project
- Photocopying of worksheets and handouts
- Purchase or licensing fees for materials that are directly related to project activities. Materials fees may include textbooks, workbooks and/or download fees for such materials
Please note the following expense limit:
- Salary and wages for staff: not to exceed 25% of the total grant request
An applicant organization must:
- Be incorporated in the state of Connecticut for at least one year as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors that meets regularly OR be a city or municipality in the state of Connecticut OR be a Connecticut-based federally or State recognized tribe
- Provide significant programming and/or services to the public on a regular basis, including open hours and special events, or function as a professional service organization that supports humanities program providers
- Be in compliance on all terms and conditions of all previous Connecticut Humanities grants
The following are not eligible for funding:
- For-profit organizations
- Agencies of the state of Connecticut, including state universities, state parks and historic sites
- Organizations not in compliance with terms and conditions of previous Connecticut Humanities grants
For more information, visit Connecticut Humanities.