Arizona Humanities supports innovative, community-based projects that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond. We welcome proposals from a wide range of nonprofit organizations and encourages projects that are innovative in their approach toward the humanities and public programming.
Through disciplines such as literature, history, philosophy, languages, art and music history, architecture, folklore, and comparative religion, humanities projects offer ways to investigate, evaluate, discover, record, and articulate the meaning of human experience.
Mini Grants are small grants of up to $2,000 that are available year-round to support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. Mini Grants can be used for capacity building, program planning, and implementation. The goal of Mini Grants is to foster the capacity-building of small organizations with limited funding, and encourage partnerships and collaboration between nonprofits. While larger institutions can still apply for Mini Grants, they must partner with a smaller institution that will lead the program or project.
Project Grants are competitive grants supporting public programming across Arizona using the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance to Arizonans. Organizations may request up to $10,000 to support their program implementation.
Grant applications must be submitted no later 5 p.m. Arizona Time on the due date.
Mini Grants Deadlines:
FOR PROJECTS BEGINNING
Project start dates must begin at least 4 weeks after notification date and end by 12 months after start date.
Project Grants Deadlines:
Project start dates must begin at least 6 weeks after notification date and end by 18 months after start date.
The Project Grants Intent to Apply application is open for acceptance approximately 4 weeks in advance of the deadline.
Grant Informational Webinars
Discover opportunities for your organization with Arizona Humanities and learn how to write a competitive Mini or Project Grant application.
Mini Grants – Mon, March 14th – 1:00-2:00pm
Project Grants – Tues, April 26th – 2:00-3:00pm (*new date*)
Any nonprofit group is eligible to apply for grants, including schools, libraries, museums, civic groups, government agencies, service clubs, tribal organizations, professional associations, historical societies, educational institutions and community organizations. For-profit entities and individuals are not eligible.
Grants are given only for projects or programs that take place in Arizona and/or have direct significance to Arizona.
Applications must demonstrate that the humanities are central to the project. To be considered for support, projects are required to:
Actively involve a humanities scholar
Involve public discussion of and/or distribution of humanistic work
Present objective points of view
Feature free and open access for any public events
Arizona Humanities cannot support the following:
Individuals (must be a nonprofit organization)
Advocacy or partisan objectives
Direct action campaigns
Operating costs, construction, or renovation
Scholarships and fellowships
Museum, school, or library acquisitions
Research for solely scholarly purposes
Universities, colleges, or affiliated organizations for programs designed primarily for their students