Fund Details
INcommon Grant, August 2021 Deadline


Grant Amount: Up to $5,000

Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2021

Notification: Approximately six weeks after application deadline; projects may begin on Nov. 1, 2021

Completion Date: Projects must be completed within one year of notification

Matching Funds: Applicants must provide at least a 50 percent match in cash or in-kind contributions (e.g., a $5,000 request must show at least $2,500 of matching support)

Grant Booklet: Download and read the grant booklet at

Indiana Humanities' INcommon Grants provide tax-exempt organizations with funds to develop and implement humanities-based programs that spark in-depth conversation, insight and consideration of others’ points of view on the persistent social, economic, cultural and racial issues that divide our communities—including topics such as immigration, gentrification, incarceration, policing, institutional racism and the legacies of segregation. Projects may include reading series and civic reflection discussions; public lectures or panels; film screenings and discussions; or the creation of exhibits, web projects, walking tours or documentary films. Special priority will be given to projects that include community discussion and conversation at the heart of their proposed activities.

Funding for INcommon Grants is provided by Indiana Humanities (through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency) and the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Restrictions to Use of Award:

Indiana Humanities will not award grants for any of the following purposes:
  • General operating expenses (i.e., our grants must support the development and implementation of specific public humanities programs)
  • Activities that promote a particular political, religious or ideological point of view
  • Advocacy of a particular program of social or political action
  • Support of specific public policies or legislation
  • Lobbying
  • Fundraising
  • Endowment contributions
  • Regranting of funds
  • Purchase of land or facilities, construction or renovation
  • Property or major equipment purchases
  • Archival acquisitions
  • Programming that falls outside of the humanities, including the creation or performance of art
  • Social services
  • Prizes, awards or scholarships
  • Publication of books
  • Foreign travel
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entertainment (unless it’s a key educational component of the program)

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
8/31/2021 11:30 PM