Because Humanities Nebraska (HN) exists to help people explore what connects us and makes us human, we offer grants to nonprofit organizations and government entities to support projects related to the public humanities.
 

For information about applying for a program grant, including eligibility, types of grants, deadlines, and grants staff contact information, see Application Requirements. For information about how to manage your awarded grant, see Manage your Grant. To see examples of the types of organizations and programming HN grants have helped support, see Recently Awarded Grants and Upcoming Grant-Funded Events.

When you have questions about HN grants, feel free to contact any Humanities Nebraska grants staff member. We are happy to help!

  • Katie Bradshaw, Grants Management & Outreach Specialist (402) 474-2131
    ext 114 (regular hours: 9-4 Tu, Wed, Th)
  • Barbara Grant, Office and Grants Coordinator (402) 474-2131 ext. 102
  • Erika Hamilton, Director of Literary Programs(402) 474-2131 ext. 104
  • Kristi Hayek Carley, Program Manager (402) 474-2131 ext. 108
  • Mary Yager, Associate Director (402) 474-2131 ext. 103

FY2023 Grant Recipients

Types of Grants, Deadlines, and Matching Funds

All three types of HN program grants — mini, major, and media — have the same basic requirements. The main differences are (1) the amount of money requested and (2) the deadlines, with larger grants and grants for “media” projects (creation of websites, podcasts, radio programs, films, etc.) requiring some additional information and review time.
GRANT TYPE REQUEST GRANT DEADLINE PROJECT BEGINS ON OR AFTER MATCHING FUNDS
Mini Grant $2,000 or less Jan 1
Mar 1
May 1
Jul 1
Sep 1
Nov 1
Feb 1
Apr 1
Jun 1
Aug 1
Oct 1
Dec 1
Cash or in-kind expenses* equal to or greater than the request; a 1:1 match. (Applicant must provide at least half the total project cost.)
Major Grant More than $2,000. While there is no maximum request, awards are typically $10,000 or less. Mar 1
Aug 1
May 1
Oct 1
Cash or in-kind expenses* equal to or greater than the request; a 1:1 match. (Applicant must provide at least half the total project cost.) At least 10% of the match must be cash.
Media Grant More than $2,000. While there is no maximum request, few grants larger than $15,000 have been awarded. Jan 15 
Jun 15
May 1
Oct 1
Cash or in-kind expenses* equal to or greater than the request; a 1:1 match. (Applicant must provide at least half the total project cost.) At least 10% of the match must be cash.