The Illinois Humanities Council funds nonprofit organizations that develop public humanities programs for Illinois audiences that are shaped by and significantly involve humanities scholars and/or other community experts and that reach historically underserved audiences.



The IHC's community grants program accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations that have a story to tell about Illinois or who have a way to use the humanities to enrich community life. Mini grants are typically up to $2,000 and major grants are typically up to $10,000.



Because they believe the humanities should belong to everyone, they especially encourage applications from organizations that bring the humanities to new or historically neglected audiences or communities.



Application deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15, annually.



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