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Humanities New York’s Vision Grants Program


Vision Grants offer up to $1,500 in support of brainstorming, researching, and professional development for organizations working collaboratively to develop new ideas and strategies for public-facing humanities projects.

Donor Name: Humanities New York

State: New York

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing

Size of Grant: $1,500


These grants aim to:

  • Support emerging and established partnerships between different groups on a shared project that may develop into public-facing activities.
  • Infuse program design with humanities themes and methodologies from the start.
  • Encourage experimentation in program design.
  • Build community input into program design.


HNY prioritizes support to projects that reach audiences with fewer opportunities to attend educational and cultural programming. Because they are a statewide organization, within each grant round we strive to make awards in as many regions of the state as possible. All subjects and themes relevant to the communities served are welcome. Other priorities include supporting small organizations (with operating budgets of less than $250,000) and rural organization.

Funding Information

Vision Grants offer up to $1,500

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any tax-exempt organization that is based in and serves New York State may apply.
  • HNY does not fund individuals.
  • Each organization is eligible to receive one Vision Grant and one Action Grant OR one Vision Grant and one Quick Grant per year.
  • Applicants with an open Action Grant project, including those whose grant periods were extended due to Covid-19 disruptions, must complete the project and submit the final report before applying for a new Action Grant.

For more information, visit Vision Grants.

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