ThinkGrants

The goal of our grants is to support public programs that utilize Wyoming humanities to explore our state's rich history, stories, issues and create connections between groups and communities.

Below, you can find detailed information about eligibility guidelines, applications, and FAQs on the various grants and sponsorship opportunities we offer.

FAQ & Info

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Humanities Grants encompass the study of all our forms of human cultural expression:

Our history, arts, literature, philosophy, religion, laws, cultural studies, and languages. Projects like arts performances are required to have a Q&A or talk-backed session to delve into the meaning and context of the experience. Schedule a conversation with us today to discuss in more detail.

Aside from the project being humanities centered, here are some other key requirements:

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Are you a nonprofit group?

You must have a state or federally recognized nonprofit group or state agency with a valid tax EIN and UEI to receive funds to sponsor the grant and manage the funds. We can only fund registered non-profits.

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Is your program built around a public event?

If the project is not about directly engaging a public audience (through outreach components like lectures, documentaries, digital medias, curated exhibits, moderated film series, etc.), then it is not an appropriate fit for funding.

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Does the project have a humanities scholar?

The project must have a humanities scholar or expert in a central role. For more information on humanities scholars and experts, please consult our FAQs.

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Will the program be matched in funds?

All Wyoming Humanities grant funds must be matched 1:1 with non-Federal dollars. This match can be both cash and in-kind (for example, the dollar value of facilities or time that people contribute to your project).

Grant Types


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Crossroads

Wyoming Crossroads Grant

The current Wyoming Crossroads grant cycle is now closed. A new grant cycle is expected to open later this year; more information will be shared here when those details are known.

Wyoming Crossroads is a statewide public humanities initiative to apply humanities perspectives locally to help Wyoming realize growth out of of change. Wyoming Humanities will be the lead in a multi-faceted statewide campaign to dig deep into the themes of  Wyoming’s identity, sense of community, connection to the land, persistence, and ability to manage change.

Wyoming Crossroads Grants will support various public humanities projects across four broad categories: Programming, Publications, Preservation, and Digital Media projects.

Grant Overview

Our aim in establishing Wyoming Crossroads Grants is to serve the three primary goals of the larger initiative:

Increase Wyoming’s intellectual, community, social and civic wealth as the state restructures its economy.

Apply humanities programming in new and innovative ways to reach audiences that do not typically engage in public humanities.

Develop new partnerships with groups and associations not typically considered “humanities” or cultural organizations.

Applicants will have the opportunity to expand on proposed projects during an Application Conversation with the Director of Grants & Programming. Conversations will supplement applications and be used during evaluations.

Click HERE to see a list of previous recipients.

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Spark

Spark Grant

Projects must start a minimum of 30 days after the grant application due date. Applicants will be notified of awarding decisions within approximately 15 days of the due date.

Spark Grants are for projects up to $2,000, and applications are due on the first working day of the month. The next Spark Grant deadline is July 1.

Examples

A storytelling circle at the Big Horn Folk Festival.

A live play reading and discussion series by Relative Theatrics.

A panel discussion with two Apsaalooke (Crow) tribal members and two Wyoming lawyers to discuss the Apsaalooke religious connection to Heart Mountain and how that relationship plays out today in legal and social justice work in Wyoming.

Humanities scholars accompanying a regional tour of a dance interpretation of Ellis Island oral histories. The scholars gave lectures at high schools and facilitated post-performance discussions on immigration, both broadly and specific to Wyoming’s rich immigrant history.

Click HERE to see a list of previous recipients.

Event Sponsorship

WYH sponsorships are intended to fund activities that align with WYH’s Mission and Vision to increase visibility and access to new audiences that are not currently being served by WYH through its grantmaking and other programs. WYH may provide sponsorship funding up to $2,500 for your organization’s event or program in return for marketing visibility and exposure. Sponsorship requests must be made at least 60 days prior to the event or program.

Funding is limited

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Wyoming Humanities uses an online application system. Before you can apply for a grant or submit a sponsorship request, you’ll need to create an account.

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Questions?

Set an appointment to have your grant
questions answered by:

Chloe Flagg (Director of Grants & Programming)
chloe@thinkwy.org or 307.851.5937

Click here to set an appointment!