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Community Engagement Grant

North Carolina Humanities

Funding Amount

$3,500 maximum

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Cycle 1 submission deadline:
January 19th, 2023 by 11:59 pm
Cycle 2 submission deadline:
September 14th, 2023 by 11:59 pm
Award notification date:
Approx. one month after deadline


Interested in funding projects that advance one or more of the following:
- Deepen human connections by broadening perspectives
- Equip communities with empathy, understanding, and respect
- Connect North Carolinians across difference
- Respond to community interests
- Encourage dialogue, critical thinking, and the exchange of ideas
- Ask fundamental questions about identity and culture
- Contextualize experiences, both historical and current
- Foster a more informed and engaged citizens
- Move beyond facts and information (what, where, and when) to questions
of interpretation and analysis (i.e.,“What is the meaning of this story?” or
“How can we learn from it?” etc.)

Who Can Apply

Organization eligibility:
1. Activities for which you are requesting funding must take place in North Carolina
2. Organization must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit humanities organization OR a tax-exempt government entity
3. Organization must be registered in the System for Award Management (
4. Organization must not be presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from receiving federal grants

Project eligibility:
1. Project activities must be deeply grounded, and within scope of, the humanities disciplines
2. Grantees, will be required to provide matching investment toward the project expenses. Generally, applicants will be required to match their grant 2-1 in any combination of cash and in-kind investment

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Schedule a phone consultation with the Director of Grants and Compliance:


North Carolina

Additional Information

Setting up a virtual consultation with the staff is strongly recommended. This includes a discussion of:
1. Project idea
2. Grant application process
3. Draft proposal
4. Current grant

For additional information, contact Caitlin Patton Stanley at or (704) 687-1521

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