Donor Name: Virginia Humanities
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing
Size of the Grant: $5,000
Virginia Humanities grants support projects that explore the stories of Virginia—its history, people, communities, and cultural traditions—as well as issues and questions that impact the lives of Virginians in the present day.
Grants and grant making are central to the work of Virginia Humanities.
The goals of the Grant Program are:
- To encourage the development of high-quality education programs in the humanities.
- To support accessible programs that reach the broadest possible audience in Virginia.
- To support the work of humanities organizations in Virginia—museums, public libraries historical societies, colleges and universities, and community-based organizations.
- To explore the stories that define Virginia and its people and address the issues that are most important to communities in every part of the state.
What They Fund
Virginia Humanities grants may be used to support any of the following (partial list):
- Exhibits—physical and/or online
- Films—including script development, pre-production, and production phases
- Podcasts and radio programs
- Lectures and lecture series
- Community forums and public discussions—including book or film discussions
- Conferences and symposia
- Digital media projects—including website development
- Institutes and similar programs for teachers
- Development of curriculum resources for classroom use
- Print publications—brochures, interpretive maps, exhibit catalogs, books
- Oral histories
- Festivals and interpretive performances
- Research—leading to programs having a direct public audience
Maximum request: $5,000
Any non-profit organization may apply for Virginia Humanities grant support, with preference given to those located within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Grants are made to organizations based outside the state only for projects that take place within Virginia’s borders.
For more information, visit Virginia Humanities.