Grants


Supporting public humanities projects across Virginia.

Kathleen Curtis Wilson (left) and Perlista Henry preparing Lizzie's quilts for documentation. Photo by Pat Jarrett
Kathleen Curtis Wilson (left) and Perlista Henry preparing Lizzie's quilts for documentation. Photo by Pat Jarrett

VFH accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking funding to develop public humanities programs for audiences in Virginia.

Since 1974, VFH has awarded more than 3,500 grants, bringing scholars and citizens together to promote a greater understanding of the humanities.

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Notice to Grant Applicants

October Open Grant Deadline Extended

The October 15, 2017 Open Grant deadline has been extended until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017.  Applicants who have not already done so are strongly encouraged to submit a draft proposal for staff review in advance of the formal application.  Questions should be addressed to: Carolyn Cades (carolyncades@virginia.edu; 434-924-7202) or David Bearinger (dab@virginia.edu; 434-924-3989).

Grant Opportunities

Open Grant Program
Open to proposals on a wide range of subjects, for projects in any format, and for amounts typically up to $10,000. Deadlines are April 15th and October 15th [Extended to October 23 for 2017]. Draft proposals are strongly encouraged.

Please contact VFH staff at vfhgrants@virginia.edu or 434-924-7202 for assistance.

Discretionary Grant Program
Smaller grants of up to $3,000. There is no deadline for this program; applications are accepted at any time. Applicants should contact VFH staff in advance before submitting a Discretionary Grant proposal.

 

Resources

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