In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Indiana Humanities offers a competitive grants program which awards funding to Indiana not-for-profit organizations, schools, and other institutions. We divide grants into two categories: Humanities Initiative Grants and Historic Preservation Education Grants.

Amount of Grant: Up to $2,000

Historic Preservation Education Grants are awarded to support educational programs related to historic structures in Indiana. The program is sponsored jointly by Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Humanities.

Eligible projects include lectures, workshops, conferences, the production of audiovisual materials, and heritage or cultural tourism programs. Educational print materials such as walking tour brochures, guides to historic homes, and curriculum units for K-12 classrooms constitute eligible projects as well.

2015 Deadlines:

March 2 (mandatory prospectus) – Download form, read guidelines to find how to submit

April 17 (full application) – ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION: 

2014 Award Winners (pdf)

2013 Award Winners (pdf)

2012 Award Winners (pdf)


Amount of Grant: Up to $2,000

Humanities Initiative Grants are awarded to not-for-profit organizations that sponsor public humanities programs such as town hall meetings, workshops, lectures, exhibits, reading and discussion programs, and the production of humanities resources.

2015 Deadlines: Feb. 2 and Aug. 3


2014 Fall Grant Award Winners (pdf)

2014 Spring Grant Award Winners (pdf)

2013 Fall Award Winners (pdf)

2013 Spring Award Winners (pdf)

QUESTIONS? Contact Nancy Conner, Director of Grants, or 800-675-8897

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.