The goal of Wyoming Humanities’ grants is to support public programs that use the humanities to explore the state’s histories, stories, issues, and connections between groups and communities.
Questions? Contact Chloe Flagg, Director of Grants & Programming, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.851-5937
Spark grants are for projects up to $2,000 and are due on the first working day of the month.
Wyoming Crossroads Grants serve to support the larger multi-year thematic initiative of Wyoming Humanities. Through Wyoming Crossroads Grants, nonprofit organizations will be encouraged to explore the idea of growth through change and create programming and project opportunities that dig deep into themes related to Wyoming’s identity, our sense of community, our connection to the land, unwavering persistence, and of course our ability to manage change.
Applications due by March 31; a new round of funding is expected too become available this summer
Due to the high volume of requests, Wyoming Humanities can no longer accept applications for Wyoming Cultural CARES grants.
Wyoming Humanities is honored to provide rapid-response funding to humanities and cultural organizations facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for this grant is provided by the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The humanities encompass the study of all our forms of human cultural expression: our history, arts, literature, philosophy, religion, laws, cultural studies, and languages. These break down further into subsets such as ecological humanities and gender studies. However, projects like arts performances that do not have a Q&A or talk-back session to delve into the meaning and context of the experience of art fall into the realm of Wyoming Arts Council funding. See our About the Humanities page for more information.
You must have a state or federally recognized nonprofit group or state agency (library, school, college, museum), 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.
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 probably not a fit for Wyoming Humanities funding.
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.
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).
Wyoming Crossroads is a state-wide public humanities initiative to bring humanities perspectives to help Wyoming realize growth out 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.
Our aim in establishing Wyoming Crossroads Grants is to serve the three primary goals of the larger initiative:
To serve these goals and increase the variety of programming to include more out-of-box humanities work and engage new, untapped audiences, we are streamlining the process of grant application and awarding.
Through Wyoming Crossroads Grants, nonprofit organizations will be encouraged to explore the idea of growth through change and create programming and project opportunities that dig deep into themes related to Wyoming’s identity, our sense of community, our connection to the land, persistence, and our ability to manage change. Wyoming Crossroads Grants will support various projects across four broad categories: Programming, Publications, Preservation work, and Digital Media projects.
You can find detailed information about eligibility and use guidelines, a sample application, and FAQs here:
Crossroads Grant Overview
Crossroads Sample Application
Questions are welcome, please contact Director of Grants and Programs Chloé Flagg at email@example.com.
Projects may start a minimum of 30 days after grant application due date. Applicants will hear decision within approximately 15 days of due date.
Wyoming Humanities uses an online application system. Before you can apply for a grant, you’ll need to create an account. Please have and be ready to submit the following:
Current Email Address
Position with the Program Organization
Organization EIN Number
Organization UEI Number
Contact Information for the Program Organization’s Executive Officer
Starting in April 1, organizations receiving funds from Wyoming Humanities will need a UEI (Unique Entity Identifier) from SAM.gov. This replaces the DUNS number previously used. Getting a UEI is free – so avoid any sites that claim to charge a fee! You can get more information from this video. Remember: you won’t be able to complete any grant application with us until the UEI is complete.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Grants & Programs Chloe Flagg – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your grant has been approved, you will receive notification through our online system. You will have a few forms to sign and return to us prior to the release of funds. In addition, you will receive detailed instructions on the requirements for reporting back on your grant project. We want your project to be a success and are here to help. In return, we ask that you provide us with information regarding your progress. If you are unsure of the requirements or are having difficulties, please contact us so that we can assist you.