Humanities GrantsMaking Humanities Happen throughout Vermont
The Vermont Humanities Council (VHC) is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Council’s mission is to help make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life. The Council offers a dozen different kinds of programs, more than half of which serve the general public. The others serve various targeted underserved groups. Between the two types of programs, VHC offers something for people of nearly all ages and from all walks of life.
The Council’s Grant Program supports humanities-related projects of other nonprofit organizations. Council awards are re-grants of federal funds from the NEH, and as such grantees must comply with all applicable NEH and federal policies. The Council will reject any project that does not involve at least one humanities discipline. Applications are considered twice a year. The maximum award is $5,000, and grantees must provide, at minimum, a one-to-one cost share (which may consist of cash and/or in-kind contributions). We will consider proposals for new, as well as already established, programs.
For more information
For full instructions on how to apply for a grant, see the pages listed to the right (or below, if you’re visiting this site on a phone).
If you still have questions after consulting the guidelines, we welcome inquiries at any time and are happy to provide guidance on your application. Contact Michael Dougherty, Community Programs Assistant, via e-mail at [email protected] or phone at (802) 262-1355.
See upcoming grant events
See a listing of upcoming grant-related activities and events.