We offer three grant opportunities: Vision, Action, and Quick. The grants program is designed to ensure that all New Yorkers may access the tools and experiences of the humanities. Projects that address pressing issues and draw strength from community partnerships are encouraged, as are projects related to the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2020.
Coming Soon: New Grant Portal!
As part of our efforts to continuously improve the grants management process for applicants and grantees, we are moving to a new Grant Portal! Stay tuned for more information about this portal in the coming weeks.
Vision and Quick Grants
In order to make the transition to the new Grant Portal, Vision and Quick Grants will be temporarily closed between 11/17/18 and 1/1/19.
To accommodate for the time that applications are closed, we will adjust the project start date eligibility. During January 2019, we will accept Vision and Quick Grant applications submitted at least one month (rather than two months) before the proposed project start date.
Application questions will remain the same.
The next Action Grant deadline is 2/1/19 for projects starting after 5/1/19. The application will be available in the new Grant Portal in January 2019.
In order to apply for any of Humanities NY's grants or programs, you must first register in the Grant Portal
Vision and Quick Grants are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted at least two months before the planning process begins or the event takes place.
Humanities New York offers three Action Grant rounds per year:
- 2/1 for projects starting after 5/1
- 6/1 for projects starting after 9/1
- 10/1 for projects starting after 1/1 of the following year
Applications are due at 5:00 pm on the day of the deadline.
Make a 30-minute phone appointment to discuss your idea or proposal with a Humanities NY staff member. You may send draft materials ahead of time.
To resume a grant or program application, view your awards, or submit final reports, please follow the link to our online grant portal. The primary contact uses their credentials to login. For technical assistance, please refer to our tutorial video or email us. If you need further help with your application, make an appointment with our grants team using the “Appointments” tab.
Up to $1,500 in support of brainstorming, researching, and professional development for organizations working collaboratively to develop new ideas and program strategies. 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.
Up to $5,000 to produce public-facing humanities projects that encourage audiences to reflect on their values, explore new ideas, and engage with others across New York State. These grants require organizations to demonstrate a match of at least one-to-one. These grants aim to:
- Connect audiences more deeply to the communities where they live and work.
- Solidify community partnerships and diversify audiences.
- Creatively employ the tools of the humanities to respond to issues and ideas capturing the imagination and passion of New Yorkers today.