Ignite Grants

Up to $20,000

Ignite Deadlines

Upcoming final application deadlines:

  • February 15, 2024
  • June 17, 2024
  • October 15, 2024

Preliminary applications are due one month prior to the final due date.

Frequently Asked Questions
Past Grants

Ignite grants provide non-profit organizations with funds to develop and produce deeply researched, engaging, and immersive projects that appeal to a large audience of Ohioans.

Programs funded by the Ignite grant should make humanities content accessible to Ohio’s diverse audiences. We especially encourage applications that explore cultural and historical topics that will resonate with Ohioans, particularly projects that share Ohio’s under-told, yet significant stories. Successful projects could include museum exhibitions and installations, discussion programs, oral history projects, and documentary filmmaking.

Click here to see a list of our previously funded grants.

Ignite Grant Guidelines

Successful applications for project grants meet four major criteria

  • Applicants must be an eligible non-profit organization.
  • The public humanities must be central to the proposed project.
  • Public humanities professionals should be deeply involved in the project.   
  • The application must follow Ohio Humanities budget guidelines. 

Before you apply for a grant, please contact a Program Officer to discuss your projectWe’re here to help you submit a successful application! 

Ignite Grant Application