November 16, 2018
Indiana Humanities announces new grant opportunities and 2019 deadlines

Grant workshops will be held in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Madison and Michigan City

Indiana Humanities is introducing an updated and enhanced grants program, with more opportunities for rapid-response funding and with larger grants to support innovative and collaborative programs. The statewide nonprofit will also hold in-person grant workshops around the state and offer a webinar online to provide additional information about the grant guidelines and application instructions.

“Our goal for the new and revised offerings 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, 2019 (round 1) and Aug. 31, 2019 (round 2)
  • Supports programs that educate the community about historic places and properties—and particularly about the need to preserve and protect them

Innovation Grant

  • Up to $10,000
  • Inquiry form due April 30, 2019, with full application due July 31, 2019
  • 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, 2019, with full application due July 31, 2019
  • 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

Visit our grants page for in-depth guidelines, application instructions and more. For more information, call 317.616.9784 or email

Grant workshops will be held this fall at the following locations. Registration is required; visit for RSVP links.

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