A Partnership with New-York Historical Society
Community Conversations forum
MLK, Jr. Day of Service
2015 Action Grant Recipient
The Soho Memory Project
Community Conversations forum
MLK Jr. Day of Service



The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout New York State. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural and educational organizations.

Quick Grants
Vision Grants
Action Grants


Free webinars help facilitators master their practice. Check out our calendar for upcoming webinars.

In-Person Facilitation Training

Training sessions are available for group leaders to develop their skills in making discussions more productive and engaging. Participants will learn strategies to involve participants in thoughtful conversations. For more information, contact Director of Programs, Michael Washburn.

Quick Grant Opportunity: Panel Exhibition

A Partnership with New-York Historical Society
Drawing from the portable exhibit, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow (Sept 2018-March 2019), HNY is offering Quick Grants to cover the cost of printing for eight, 40x30" exhibition panels which tell the dramatic, national story of the struggle for black equality after the end of slavery. Use the Grant Portal below to apply, or to request digital files free of charge, email the New York Historical Society, here.

Quick Grants



The Public Humanities Fellowship was developed to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State by supporting and encouraging emerging scholars doing public work. The year-long, $8,000 fellowship for graduate students includes training in the methods of the public humanities, networking, and professional development.

Humanities Centers Initiative (HCI)
Current Humanities Fellows