December 9, 2019
Indiana Humanities announces grant opportunities and 2020 deadlines

Grant workshops will be held in Bedford, Gary, Richmond, Kokomo and Warsaw

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Indiana Humanities will offer more than $225,000 in grants in 2020, continuing to provide opportunities for smaller rapid-response funding and larger grants that support innovative and collaborative public humanities programs.

The statewide nonprofit also will hold in-person grant workshops around the state to provide additional information about the grant guidelines and application instructions.

“Our goal is to provide flexible and dynamic grants that encourage and inspire nonprofits across the state to create engaging and impactful public humanities programs for their communities,” said George Hanlin, director of grants for Indiana Humanities.

The slate of grants and deadlines include:

Action Grant

  • Up to $3,000
  • Offered on a rolling basis, with applications due the last day of each month
  • Supports a broad array of projects that help people learn new information, consider different perspectives, share ideas and understand one another better

Historic Preservation Education Grant, in partnership with Indiana Landmarks

  • Up to $2,500
  • Applications due Feb. 28, 2020 (round 1) and Sept. 30, 2020 (round 2)
  • Supports programs that educate the community about historic places and properties—and particularly about the need to preserve and protect them

INcommon Grant in partnership with the Central Indiana Community Foundation

  • Up to $5,000
  • Applications due Feb. 28, 2020 (round 1) and Sept. 30, 2020 (round 2)
  • Supports programs that use humanities ideas, readings and scholars to spark in-depth thinking and conversation around the persistent social, economic, cultural and racial issues that divide our communities

Innovation Grant

  • Up to $10,000
  • Inquiry form due April 30, 2020, with full application due July 31, 2020
  • Supports bold programs that introduce new ideas, utilize unique approaches and/or reach underserved audiences; applicants must demonstrate they’re stretching boundaries to create fresh, inventive and even risky projects

Collaboration Grant

  • Up to $20,000
  • Inquiry form due April 30, 2020, with full application due July 31, 2020
  • Supports nonprofit organizations that collaborate to deliver in-depth public humanities programming built around a core idea or theme; partnerships may be among organizations within a community, within a region or across the state

Grant workshops will be held this year at the following locations. Registration is required; visit www.indianahumanities.org/grants for RSVP links and up-to-date information.

  • Jan. 22, 9:30 to 11 a.m.,  Bedford Public Library, 1323 K St., Bedford
  • March 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Gary Public Library, 220 W. 5th Ave., Gary
  • March 12, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Wayne County Historical Museum, 1150 N. A St., Richmond
  • Nov. 10, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, 220 N. Union St., Kokomo
  • Nov. 17, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Kosciusko County Community Foundation, 102 E. Market St., Warsaw
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