Humanities Washington
Application deadline: 11/4/2021

Please note: there are several new grants listed below – read carefully!

SHARP General Operating Support Grants for Volunteer-Run Organizations are intended for humanities-focused organizations with an all-volunteer staff that have a track record of humanities programming and have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.

  • Award size: Up to $7,500. No matching required.
  • Purpose: General operating expenses and/or specific humanities projects.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations registered in Washington, including those affiliated with tribal organizations.

 

SHARP Project Support Grants for Volunteer-Run Organizations are intended for organizations with all-volunteer staff that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. These grants award up to $7,500 to support statewide access to public humanities presentations and events.

  • Award size: Up to $7,500. No matching required.
  • Purpose: Specific public-facing humanities projects or programs.
  • Eligibility: Volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organizations registered in Washington, including those affiliated with tribal organizations.

 

SHARP Project Support Grants for Colleges and Universities. These grants are intended for college and university departments and programs to mount public-facing projects that help communities respond to and recover from the effects of the pandemic.

  • Award size: Up to $10,000. No matching required.
  • Purpose: Specific public-facing humanities projects or programs.
  • Eligibility: Accredited public and 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education (as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1001) registered in Washington State.

 

More details about these SHARP Grants: 

  • Application priorities: Organizations led by and serving underrepresented groups are especially encourage to apply.
  • Application length: We anticipate it will take organizations less than 45 minutes to complete.
  • Application review: A panel of independent reviewers from across the state will review applications after the application deadline.
  • Deadlines: The application deadline is November 4. Applications may be submitted at any time between October 11 and November 4.
  • Notification timeline: Applicants will be notified of the status of their application December 14.
  • Other requirements: As required by federal guidelines, make sure your organization has a DUNS number and register in SAM. Register early, as it can take two weeks to receive them. While not required to initially apply, funds cannot be disbursed without these numbers.

 

For all of these grants, go to this page and find the grant that fits your needs. Questions? Email us at grants@humanities.org