Fund Details
Collaboration Grant, 2021


Grant Amount: Up to $20,000

Application Deadline: Inquiry form due April 30, 2021; full application due July 31, 2021

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

Completion Date: Projects must be completed within two years of notification

Matching Funds: Applicants must provide at least a 50 percent match in cash or in-kind contributions (e.g., a $10,000 request must show at least $5,000 of matching support)

Grant Booklet: Download and read the grant booklet at

Indiana Humanities' Collaboration Grants provide tax-exempt organizations with funds to partner with other community groups to deliver in-depth public humanities programming built around a core idea or theme. Partnerships may be among organizations within a community, within a region or even across the state. Formats and approaches may vary—anything from a weeklong festival to a series of public workshops spread over several months—as long as the programming involves humanities topics/humanistic approaches, engages wide audiences and has a meaningful impact on the communities in which it take place.

Funding for Indiana Humanities' Collaboration Grants is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency.

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):
7/31/2021 11:30 PM