The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Grantmaking Program funds nonprofit organizations and individual researchers to stimulate new research in the humanities, spark thoughtful community exchange, build new audiences for the humanities, innovate new methods in the humanities, and advocate for the importance of the humanities for a lively and engaged democratic public.
If you are interested in learning more about the Council’s grantmaking program, please contact the Council’s grantmaking staff–we would love to hear from you!
If you have not applied for a Council grant in the last five years, we particularly encourage you to reach out at least two weeks before an application deadline. Staff can answer your questions, discuss your project, and potentially provide feedback on an application draft–all support options that can strengthen your application.
Our grantmaking staff, Julia Renaud, Associate Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives and Melissa Wong, Grantmaking Program Coordinator, are standing by to help you.
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 401.273.2250.
Want to learn more? Check out the Grant Information Session and Evaluation Workshop videos below.
Grant Information Sessions: In September 2021, the Council held grant information sessions to provide an overview of our grantmaking program, and details and tips for individuals and organizations interested in applying for a Council grant. If you are interested in learning more about grants at the Council, this hour-long video is a great resource.
**Correction to the video content: The FY22 major grant application deadline is January 18, 2022.
Evaluation Workshop: This 30-minute evaluation workshop video will help you understand what public humanities project evaluation is, how to do it, and why it matters. We will also discuss how project evaluation fits in the context of the Council’s grantmaking process.