Ignite Grants

Up to $20,000

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. 

Deadlines: February 15, 2023, June 15, 2023, and October 15, 2023. Preliminary applications are due one month prior to the final due date.

Review our grant guidelines

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Call us at 614-461-7802

Already received an Ohio Humanities Grant? Visit the Resources for Grant Administrators page for helpful tips and additional information.