Grant and Funding Opportunities
Funding Opportunities for Community-Based Programs
Humanities Innovation Lab
Overview: The Humanities Innovation Lab supports organizations and individuals who want to test new humanities-based ideas and methods.
Award amount range: $250-$2,000
Open to: Minnesota-based organizations (nonprofit, not-for-profit, or working with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor), tribal nations, state/municipal public agencies, individuals, and/or teams of no more than three individuals.
- Create opportunities for all Minnesotans to think critically using the humanities in their communities
- Engage Minnesotans of all ages in appreciation, expression, and connection to their history, heritage, and community
Proposals due: 11:59 p.m. Sept. 26, 2019
“Why Treaties Matter” host community application
Overview: “Why Treaties Matter” communicates, in a meaningful and truthful way, the history of sovereignty and treaties between nations in Minnesota territory (and, later, the state of Minnesota) to educators, students, and the general public through a traveling exhibit and community engagement program.
The “Why Treaties Matter” partners seek applications from potential host communities who will use the exhibit in two different ways: those who will develop public programming or resources to supplement the exhibit and those who will share the exhibit and its current resources with their community.
Open to: Minnesota-based organizations (nonprofits or those with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor), tribal nations, and state/municipal public agencies.
- Communicate, in a meaningful and truthful way, the history of sovereignty and treaties between nations in Minnesota territory (and, later, the state of Minnesota) to educators, students, and the general public.
- Improve the amount and quality of teacher instruction about American Indian histories and cultures in the project’s partner school districts.
- Center indigenous knowledges and expertise in the hosting of the exhibition and community engagement activities.
- Build relationships that will endure beyond the active exhibition period.
Proposals due: We have no deadline for submissions. Host communities must submit at least six weeks prior to intended hosting dates. The exhibit is currently available for hosting July 1-Oct. 31, 2019.