The Michigan Humanities (MH) will award nearly $1 million in grants in 2015 to non-profits throughout Michigan, supporting a wide variety of humanities programs.

Come and learn more about these opportunities on:
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 10 am – 12 pm
Grant Valley State University (downtown campus)
L.V. Eberhard Center, 301 West Fulton, Room EC 201, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6495

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Joe Cialdella ( by May 13. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 14!! 

MH grant managers will discuss the goals for each MH grant program including:

  • Humanities Grants (up to $15,000) in support of public humanities events and programs.
  • Planning Grants (up to $1,000) for assistance needed during the planning stage directly related to a Humanities grant proposal.
  • Quick Grants (up to $500) for projects associated with MH programs such as the Great Michigan Read or to help fund other local humanities programs.
  • Arts & Humanities Touring Grants (up to 40% of presenter fees and travel expenses, up to $3,000) to bring touring performers, artists, exhibitors, and humanities presenters, listed in Michigan’s 2012–2015 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory, to local nonprofit venues.
  • Heritage Grants (up to $25,000 ) to help grassroots groups, community organizations, and other eligible nonprofits explore local histories of race and cultural identity in Michigan. These projects might take the form of exhibits, oral histories, community conversations, videos, performances, and other means of exploring and sharing the history of Michigan’s people.


About the Michigan Humanities

The Michigan Humanities connects people and communities by fostering and creating quality cultural programs.

In carrying out its mission, the Council encourages and supports, through advocacy, fundraising and community engagement, a variety of activities which bring humanities scholars and the public together to examine culture. Moving forward, the Council will:

  • award grants for public humanities and cultural programs;
  • conduct public humanities and cultural projects of statewide importance;
  • initiate collaborations and partnerships to broaden and strengthen the organizational and institutional base for the humanities in Michigan; and
  • provide the humanities with leadership and a public voice in Michigan.

The Michigan Humanities will be known as a unifying force throughout Michigan, whose programs help people connect with one another and the places where they live, by fostering a greater understanding and engagement in the cultures, histories, and values which tell us who we were, are, and hope to be.