Illinois Humanities Council Community Grants

Illinois Humanities Council is happy to announce that our Community Grants program is once again accepting applications!

The next deadline is September 15th.

Our Community Grants program is back up and running after two cycles of hiatus. As you may know, our grants categories are: planning, strategy and evaluation grants (Vision, up to $2,000); project grants (Action, up to $4,000); and partnership and collaboration initiatives (Multiplier, up to $15,000).
We pay special attention to project ideas that explore more innovative program formats, that try to attract new audiences, and that explore new tools such as digital platforms. There is a lot of exciting and provocative work happening in Illinois in the arts, culture, and humanities arenas, and we are seeking proposals that help groups take risks and try out new things to grow programmatically and organizationally.

If you have ideas you'd like to bounce around with an Illinois Humanities staffer, feel free to do so by contacting Mark Hallett at 312.374.1555 or
Also note that our next Illinois Speaks microgrant deadline is October 15th. To learn more, visit to and scroll down to "Illinois Speaks."

Apply at:

District Office:
4926 South Ashland
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 925-6580