Action Grants provide tax-exempt organizations with funds to develop and implement responsive and meaningful humanities programming.

Application Deadline: On a rolling basis, due the last day of each month

Grant Details

Goals and Timeline

Action Grants support projects that help people learn new information, consider different perspectives, share ideas and understand one another better. Programs may come in a variety of formats—workshops, presentations, reading/discussion programs, exhibitions, podcasts, film documentaries and more—as long as they’re open to the public and utilize the humanities as a tool for engagement.

  • Application Deadline: On a rolling basis, due the last day of each month
  • Award: Up to $3,000
  • Notification: Within one month of the application deadline
  • Date Projects May Begin: Six weeks after the application deadline
  • Date by Which Projects Must Be Completed: Within one year of notification

Other Details

  • This grant requires at least a 100 percent cash/in-kind match.
  • We plan to award 40 to 45 Action Grants in 2024; depending on demand, we cannot guarantee that funds will remain toward the end of the year.
  • Indiana Humanities grants are funded through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency.

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Grant Highlights

Grantee Spotlight

Michigan City Public Library SlamCamp

The Michigan City Public Library used an Action Grant to host SlamCamp, a weeklong camp that focuses on engaging middle schoolers in poetry and a combination of literary activities, ending with a performance night for the kids to present their favorite pieces of work they have created at camp.

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Contact George Hanlin, Director of Grants:
ghanlin@indianahumanities.org | 317.616.9784

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