Maine Humanities Council


Masardis Farm
Farm on Sterling Ridge, Masardis. MHC especially encourages applications from organizations in Maine’s rural communities.

The Maine Humanities Council is a statewide, private, nonprofit, organization whose mission is to engage the people of Maine with the power and pleasure of ideas. The Council’s programs, and the projects which it supports through grants, are intended to encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, foster wisdom in an age of information, and provide context in a time of change.

Funded by the Maine Legislature through the New Century Community Program, the MHC grants program is designed to assist non-profit organizations in Maine develop public projects that incorporate one or more humanities disciplines.

MHC is particularly interested in supporting projects that are collaborative, that stimulate meaningful community dialogue, attract diverse audiences, are participatory and engaging, and invite discovery of the humanities in interesting and exciting ways. Projects in rural areas, and projects that reach intergenerational audiences are also of particular interest.

Never written a grant application before? Don’t worry! We have tried to make our application process easy, and we look forward to your participation. Please review all the materials about MHC grants on this web site—see links to the left—decide which grant program is best suited to your project, and then give MHC’s grants staff member a call. (Anne Schlitt – 207-773-5051 or toll free, 1-866-ME-READER)

All applications should begin with a conversation with MHC staff!


Updated February 2014