Community Project Grants

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For Requests Between $2,000-$10,000

Grant Type
Community Project

Maximum Award
$2,000-$10,000

Required Match
1:1

Application Deadline
Dec 1, Apr 1, Aug 1

On-Demand Informational Webinar

Organizations interested in applying for a Community Project Grant this year can learn more by viewing our most recent informational webinar. Application deadlines are April 1, August 1, and December 1.

Humanities Montana’s Community Project Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public institutions across Montana to support public humanities programs that engage Montanans in meaningful discussion about the human condition, strengthen cooperative relationships among communities and cultural organizations (museums, libraries, schools, tribal organizations, etc.) and enrich civic discourse among the state’s diverse cultures and across its geographical distances.  

These grants are designed to support a vast array of bold and innovative projects that are meaningful to local communities and inspire timely community conversations, from film screenings and panel discussions to cultural festivals and youth literacy programs — and much more.

Community Project Grants Support:

Festivals
Literary Programs
Lectures & Discussions
Podcasts & Radio Shows
New Ideas

Eligibility

Montana nonprofit organizations, local municipalities, and cultural, civic, and educational entities. A Unique Entity ID (SAM.gov) and Federal Tax ID (EIN) are required to apply. Humanities Montana only awards Community Project Grants to organizations, not individuals. To learn more, take our online eligibility survey.

Application Deadlines:

December 1, 2023 

Project Start Date:
no earlier than March 1

Grant Term:
30 days after completing all project activities and up to 1 year

Award Notification:
March 15, 2024

April 1, 2024 

Project Start Date:
no earlier than July 1

Grant Term:
30 days after completing all project activities and up to 1 year

Award Notification:
June 15, 2024

August 1, 2024 

Project Start Date:
no earlier than October 1

Grant Term:
30 days after completing all project activities and up to 1 year

Award Notification:
October 15, 2024

How to Apply

Step 1

Read the Grant Guidelines

Interested applicants must first download and review the Community Project Grant Guidelines.

Step 2

Consult with the Humanities Montana Grants Office

Option 1: Submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) using our online grant application portal.

Option 2: Schedule a 30-minute grant consultation with Humanities Montana staff.

Step 3

Complete Application

Upon LOI approval, complete a full application online

Questions?

Megan J. Hill Sundy
Grants and Evaluation Director
Megan.sundy@humanitiesmontana.org
(406) 243-6067