VFH Grant Program

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

Since 1974, VFH has awarded more than 3,000 grants, bringing scholars and citizens together to promote a greater understanding of the humanities.

Important Notice

Change in Open Grant Deadlines

Effective immediately, VFH Open Grant applications will be considered in two grant cycles per year.  Application deadlines are as follows:

October 15
Draft proposals submitted by October 5
Decisions in early December

April 15
Draft proposals submitted by April 5
Decisions in early June

Application procedures are unchanged.  Discretionary Grant applications may still be submitted at any time, throughout the year.

Featured Grants


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. Draft proposals are strongly encouraged.
  • 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.

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