George Hanlin
George Hanlin
Director of Grants
ghanlin@indianahumanities.org

George serves as Indiana Humanities’ director of grants, helping to connect organizations across Indiana with funding for public humanities programs such as workshops, lectures, exhibits and reading programs.

A sixth-generation Hoosier, George developed a passion for all things Indiana early in his career when he began working for the Indiana Historical Society (IHS). For 11 years he edited award-winning books and periodicals for the IHS. Although he left to join the corporate world (at FlashPoint, a leadership consulting firm) he continued to pursue his passion for local history, writing text and captions for the book Historic Photos of Indianapolis and leading a history group for his east-side Indianapolis neighborhood.

George received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from Indiana University and his master’s degree in nonprofit management from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He currently volunteers for Meals on Wheels and serves on the leadership team (and as a singer) for the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus. He’s also committed to historic preservation and serves on Indiana Landmarks’ African American Landmarks Committee.