Grant Details

New Hampshire Humanities Council - Major Grants

1170 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
  • Arts, Culture and Humanities including Library, Museum and Historical Society Grants
  • New Hampshire
Maximum Grant Amount
September 15, 2024

The New Hampshire Humanities Council accepts applications to the Major Grants program quarterly.

Grants are awarded to support public humanities programs across the state.

The proposed program must qualify as a humanities program. Public humanities programs bring the insights and methods of the humanities disciplines – for example, history, literature, philosophy, or cultural studies – to analytically explore a topic. Successful applicants will demonstrate how their program's design will interpret or explore a chosen topic or issue to encourage participants to learn more about the subject.   

The project must involve at least one individual with scholarly expertise in the program’s subject matter who will play an active role in the project’s development and execution. An individual's expertise may result from an advanced academic degree (MA, PhD, or J.D.) in a relevant field or come from serving as the keeper of community traditions and knowledge. Examples of scholars include but are not limited to tribal elders or historians, advanced graduate students, or a professor at a university. 

NHH strongly prefers to fund accessible programs and projects that will be free and open to the public. If your organization intends to charge admission for a grant-supported program, you are encouraged to speak with NHH staff to discuss parallel free or low-cost options. For example, a museum could offer one day free admission or request donations in lieu of an admission ticket.
A 1:1 match is required. At least 10% of the match must be cash.

  • Private nonprofit organizations;
  • institutions of higher education;
  • state, local, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments;
  • groups of persons that form an association to carry out a project.
Organizations based outside of NH are eligible to apply, but applicants will need to demonstrate how their project will engage NH residents to receive funding.

2024 Deadlines
First Quarter
Draft is due by December 15
Final application is due by January 15, 2024

Second Quarter
Draft is due by March 15
Final application is due by April 15

Third Quarter
Draft is due by June 15
Final application is due by July 15

Fourth Quarter
Draft is due by September 15
Final application is due by October 15

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 6/9/2024

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