Cal Humanities is offering grants of $10,000 through their Community Stories program to support story-based public humanities projects that collect, preserve, interpret, and share the stories of California communities—past and present. Application deadline is August 3, 2015; grant awards will be made beginning December 2015. Details below.
Grants available for California’s community stories
Cal Humanities is pleased to offer grants of $10,000 through our Community Stories program to support story-based public humanities projects that collect, preserve, interpret, and share the stories of California communities—past and present. Applications deadline is August 3, 2015; grant awards will be made beginning December 2015.
Interested? Peruse the Community Stories grant application guidelines, and attend an informational webinar for potential applicants on Wednesday, May 20 (registration here—webinar recording available to all registrants). For more information about the program, visit the Cal Humanities website.
Cal Humanities’ Community Stories grants program provides funding to support a wide range of community-initiated public humanities projects, including:
- story-based performances
- community forums
- video and radio documentaries
- interpretive exhibits
Since 2003, we have made more than 450 awards for projects that collectively illustrate the diversity and breadth of the California experience.
- California-based nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations
- local/state public agencies or institutions
What is the funding criteria?
Cal Humanities supports story-based public humanities projects that:
- focus on collecting and sharing real stories of California’s communities
- involve at least one humanities expert as an advisor
- use the methods of analysis that inform the humanities as well as community-based research
- produce work that is publicly accessible
What is the funding level?
- Grant awards range up to $10,000
- Matching cash or in-kind donations are required
Need more info?
For complete program information, including current guidelines, application materials and instructions, and descriptions of funded projects, click HERE.
Please note: Applications submitted to the February 2015 deadline are undergoing review; awards will be announced in June.