Notices to Prospective Applicants

  • Beneath the Surface grant workshop registration is now open for the October 22 session
  • Our online application forms (for Rolling Grants and Beneath the Surface Grants only) are now open. Letters of Intent must be submitted for all Rolling Grant applications. If you are a current grantee, all reporting forms are available.
  • The fall application deadline has been extended to October 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
  • CARES Act Final Reports are due on December 1, 2020

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the grants program staff at grants@virginiahumanities.org.

Grant Opportunities

Applicants should contact Virginia Humanities Grants staff at grants@virginiahumanities.org or 434-924-3296 in advance of submitting proposals. Draft proposals are strongly encouraged for all applications.

Spring & Fall Grants

  • Spring Deadline: April 15, decisions in early June
  • Fall Deadline: October 15, decisions in early December (deadline extended to October 23 for  2020 applications)
  • Maximum request: $20,000
  • Most Spring and Fall grants are in the $5,000–$10,000 range
  • Additional requirements for requests greater than $10,000 (see grant manual for details)

Rolling Grants

These grants are awarded between regular cycles.

  • Proposals may be submitted at any time.  Decisions typically within 2-3 weeks
  • Maximum request: $5,000
  • Most rolling grants are in the $2,000-$3,000 range
  • Rolling grants support: planning, first step(s) or phase(s) in a larger project, programs or activities that take place before the next spring or fall grant review period

Beneath the Surface

This one-time grant opportunity is the result of a partnership between Virginia Humanities and The Hampton Roads Community Foundation (HRCF) to address issues surrounding race and the history of race in the communities of South Hampton Roads. More »

Two virtual grant-writing / Q & A workshops are being offered. These two workshops will cover the same information, so please register for one session only.

Beneath the Surface Deadlines

  • Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2020
  • Funding Decisions: January 30, 2021
  • Grant Period: February 1, 2021 – March 1, 2022

Note: Letters of intent are not required for Beneath the Surface grants.


Grant Resources

For Applicants

For Grant Recipients