Humanities Iowa Mini Grants support humanities programs for the out-of-school adult public. They are particularly interested in supporting projects that stimulate meaningful community dialogue, attract diverse audiences, are participatory and engaging, and invite discovery of the humanities in interesting and exciting ways. Grants are awarded to not-for-profit organizations that serve the Iowan public.
A mini grant is for organizations seeking funding for amounts up to $3,000. Applications are accepted year-round and are evaluated upon receipt. They prefer to receive mini grant applications at least four weeks before the start date of the project, but can sometimes accommodate shorter deadlines. Applications can be submitted online; a 1:1 cash or in-kind match is required.
Grants may be awarded as an outright award or conditionally, with requirements to be filled prior to final approval of award. Grants may also be awarded as challenge match grants requiring documentation of match. All grants have a matching requirement. The applicant organization must contribute or generate support for the project that at least equals the grant request. This support could be in the form of cash contributions or in-kind support from third parties, such as volunteer time or donated space for programs.
Collaborative projects involving multiple community organizations that serve a broad constituency are given preference.
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