About Virginia Humanities Grants

Our grants support projects that explore the stories of Virginia—its history, people, communities, and cultural traditions—as well as issues and questions that impact the lives of Virginians in the present day. 


Regular Grants

  • Two times a year
  • Awards $5-$20,000 
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) required

Rapid Grants

  • Four times a year
  • Awards up to $5,000
  • No LOI required

Virginia 250

  • Deadline September 8, 2023
  • Awards up to $10,000
  • No LOI required


  • Accepted on a rolling basis; reviewed monthly
  • Provides funding for single or multi-day events with a strong humanities focus 
  • Awards up to $2,000

Need Help?

Carolyn R. Cades

Senior Associate Director, Grants Program

Adam Courville

Assistant Director of Grants and Fellowships

Sue Perdue

Director of Grants and Fellowships/Chief Information Officer