Humanities Grants: How To Apply
Quick, small and large grants are available to nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania. PHC is particularly interested in projects that attract audiences new to the humanities, provide learning opportunities for nonprofits and involve local experts.How to Apply:
- Review the links below for the application guidelines.
To receive a complete
application, you must print the
PDF version of the application
and the Excel budget sheet.
If you wish, you may substitute a "writable" Word
form for specified portions of the PDF application. To
receive them by mail, contact PHC. Then, determine
if your proposed project meets PHC's funding requirements and deadlines.
Note: the downloadable materials are effective until further notice.
- Applicant Contribution Requirements
- Examples of Humanities Programming
- Review Criteria
- Review Process
- Types of Grants
- What Funds Cover
With new federal regulations, all applicants must supply a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number.
*PHC has entered into a partnership with the Pennsylvania Cultural Data Project (CDP). Starting on January 1, 2012, Quick, as well as, Small Grant and Large Grant applicants will be required to submit a CDP funder report as part of their PHC application. If you are new to CDP, entering this information may take up to two days. For help entering data and generating a funder report, contact CDP's help desk at
Large Grant applicants must provide their EIN (Employer Identification Number).
Instructions for preparing and photocopying your proposal are included in the application forms. Incomplete proposals or applications postmarked later than the deadlines will not be accepted. We will notify applicants of all funding decisions. We recommend that applications be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested.
*Note: Organizations that offer a distinct line of arts and cultural programming and that have historical information about their cultural activities must participate in CDP as part of their PHC application. Organizations which do not regularly conduct arts and cultural programs and that do not have historical information about their programs are not required to participate in CDP.