IHC’s Action Grants are focused on planning and supporting programs or projects that draw on history, culture, literature, and the humanities to ignite conversations with the public. With an award size of up to $1,000, Action Grants are due monthly and have a 2-week waiting period for a decision. 

Goals of Action Grants include:

  • Exploring the human experience
  • Supporting Idaho’s vibrant cultural organizations across the state
  • Connecting Idahoans through a variety of topics

Examples of projects include:

  • Exhibits
  • Local history projects
  • Discussions
  • Planning for humanities focused programs
  • Discussion programs

Currently, the IHC’s target audience is the out-of-school adult public.


Contact Doug Exton, Grants Manager (doug@idahohumanities.org)

At a Glance:

How much?

Up to $1,000

Who can apply?

Any Idaho non-profit or government agency

What is it for?

Humanities projects and programs, including planning


Applications are due on the 1st of the month, with a decision typically within two weeks

How long?

Projects can last up to 12 months