Arizona Humanities supports innovative, community-based projects that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond. Proposals are welcome from a wide range of nonprofit organizations and encourages projects that are innovative in their approach toward the humanities and public programming.

Through disciplines such as literature, history, philosophy, languages, art and music history, architecture, folklore, and comparative religion, humanities projects offer ways to investigate, evaluate, discover, record, and articulate the meaning of human experience.

Mini Grants
Small grants of up to $2,000 that are available year-round to support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. Mini Grants can be used for capacity-building, program planning, and implementation of programs, including training and education for constituents to help the organization plan and/or implement public humanities engagements.

Deadline: Ongoing, until funds are exhausted within fiscal year.

Project Grants
Project Grants are competitive grants supporting public programming across Arizona using the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance to Arizonans. Organizations may request up to $10,000 to support their program implementation.

Deadline: Letter of Intent/May 1, 2018. Deadline: June 15, 2018

Any nonprofit group is eligible to apply for grants, including schools, libraries, museums, civic groups, government agencies, service clubs, tribal organizations, professional associations, historical societies, educational institutions and community organizations. For-profit entities and individuals are not eligible.


Organization/Company: Arizona Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Mini Grants-Ongoing. Project Grants-Letter of Intent/May 1, 2018. Deadline: June 15, 2018
How to Apply: For questions, contact: Samantha Anderson, Grants Manager, or Dyadira Fajardo, Programs and Grants Coordinator,