Notices to Prospective Applicants and Grantees

Reminder: Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline was May 15. Details »

Announcing Twenty-Five New Grants: $181,500 awarded between July 2020 and January 2021. More »

Grantee Spotlights

Since 2017, the 1882 Foundation has received two grants from Virginia Humanities, the most recent supporting development of an SoL-compliant “toolkit” designed to help Virginia teachers integrate the study of Asian American history and cultures into their classroom teaching.

In Q&A David Bearinger, director of the Grants Program talks with Ting-Yi Oei, the education director for the 1882 Foundation about his work, his personal story, and the role that Asian Americans have played within the larger history of the United States—and why this history is important for all Americans to know.

Also: Meet Sushmita Mazumdar, director of Studio Pause in Arlington, and learn how their book-making project helped the Gates of Ballston affordable housing community stay connected during COVID-19.

Grant Opportunities

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

Summer & Winter Grants

  • Summer Grant Cycle
    • Letter of Intent Due: May 15
    • Application Deadline: July 15
    • Decisions by Mid-September
  • Winter Grant Cycle
    • Letter of Intent Due: November 15
    • Application Deadline: January 15
    • Decisions by Mid-March
  • Maximum request: $20,000
  • Most Summer and Winter 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 summer or winter grant review period

Grant Resources

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