It's Your Turn: Community Project Grants

New Hampshire Humanities offers the only grant program in our state devoted to supporting the public humanities.

In 2018-2019, we awarded grants totaling just over $62,000. These funds went to cultural and civic organizations, museums, colleges, libraries, historical societies, theatres, and other nonprofits around the state. Even a circus school received a grant! We believe that locally-designed, community-based projects demonstrate the power and potential of human creativity and thoughtfulness. When people intentionally gather together to explore ideas about topics and issues relevant to them, individuals, relationships, and communities thrive.

In the past year, we funded events and activities about everything from Native American stories and who should tell them to what motivates inventors, from the values that shape human relationships to the environment to the role of diplomacy in history and today’s world.

Congratulations to the following grantees through which New Hampshire Humanities supported public humanities programs throughout the state: Recently-funded Community Project Grants

For more information about applying for a grant, scroll to the bottom of the page and click
"Before You Apply."

2020-2021 Community Project Grant Deadlines  Click HERE for a printable copy.

If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, submit by the next business day. For more information, please contact Anthony Poore, Executive Director, at 603-224-4071, ext. 111 or

Major Grants

Major Grants of up to $10,000 are the heart of New Hampshire Humanities grant making, enabling all kinds of nonprofits and educational institutions to design and carry out multi-faceted projects. Proposals are accepted four times a year.


Mini Grants

Mini Grants of up to $1,000 support single events or short series and are available in as little as six weeks from submission deadline to first public event. Proposals accepted six times a year. 


NOTE: DUNS Number and Registration Requirements

The Federal Government, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), requires applicant organizations to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier, currently a valid Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S®) number. Organizations must also register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and continue to maintain active SAM registration with current information at all times during which you have an active federal award, subaward or an application under consideration.  Therefore, all applicant organizations must obtain a DUNS number ( and register with ( before New Hampshire Humanities can disperse any awarded NEH funds. Please note: There is no charge to obtain a D-U-N-S number or to register in SAM.

If you're interested in hosting a program from our speakers' bureau, Humanities to Go, please click HERE.

Above image: New Hampshire Theatre Project's Elephant in the Room series, photo by Meaghan Beauchamp