CHICAGO – The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) invites non-profit organizations to apply for funding for public humanities projects. Proposals for Major Grants (up to $10,000) and Mini Grants (up to $2,000) are due by July 15, 2009 (postmark). Any non-profit group, organization, or institution in Illinois is eligible to apply for funding from the Illinois Humanities Council for a public project in the humanities. These projects can include documentary films, local and community history projects, literary symposia, and oral history projects.
Prospective applicants may review and download grant guidelines and applications by visiting www.prairie.org/grants. Grant information may also be requested by calling 312.422.5580 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. IHC program officers are available for consultation, and new applicants are encouraged to seek consultation and submit a draft proposal prior to the final deadline.
The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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