Community Grants Programs:

Envisioning Justice Grants

Grants component of statewide “Envisioning Justice” initiative, meant to harness the arts and humanities to engage Illinoisans in conversation around the impact of mass incarceration in local communities.

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Illinois Humanities 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants

Illinois Humanities awards COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants aimed at providing support to humanities and cultural nonprofit organizations to continue using the humanities to support their communities in recovering from and responding with resilience to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, $1.4 million in grant funds were awarded to 254 humanities organizations and projects.

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Vision, Action, and Multiplier Grants

Illinois Humanities' core grantmaking program partners with organizations embarking on humanities initiatives across the state of Illinois, supporting planning, humanities initiatives, and partnerships.

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