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Mini and Major Grants

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Supporting projects that encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, foster wisdom in an age of information, and provide context in a time of change.

Mini Grants: up to $1,000

  • November 13, 2018 

**Applications submitted on or by November 13 are currently being processed and applicants can expect a notifications via mail in the next few weeks. Thank you for the patience.


Major Grants: $1,001 to $7,500

Deadlines: Optional draft due December 3, 2018; final due January 30, 2019

Support for a variety of larger humanities projects such as exhibits, conferences, films, and other initiatives.

Major grant projects have well-developed thematic content, broad public outreach, and strong scholar participation. The maximum allowed award of $7,500 is available only for exemplary projects under extraordinary circumstances.

  • Download Word application and Excel budget form. Finished application and budget should be emailed to grants@mainehumanities.org.
    • Major grant applicants may submit a draft application if they wish. it is not required and is not used as a screening process. Our committee will review it and, if appropriate, offer suggestions for improvement. Send draft application to grants@mainehumanities.org by the draft deadline.
  • Projects must begin no sooner than 8 weeks after the deadline.
  • Review: Applications reviewed by committee of MHC board members.
  • Notification: Within 6 weeks of final submission.

It is suggested, but not required, that you call or email Jerome or Lizz to discuss your project idea for Mini and Major Grants. We are happy to provide advice and suggestions that may strengthen your application.