National Endowment for the Humanities – Challenge Grants

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Subject: Education, Humanities, Education Technology
Deadline: May 5, 2015

"The mission of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Challenge Grants is to advance knowledge and understanding in the humanities by strengthening the institutional base of humanities teaching, scholarly research, public programming, and other humanities activities. Challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to support significant humanities activities of high intellectual quality and to help institutions secure long-term support for their humanities programs. Through these grants many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities. Challenge grants may also provide capital directly supporting the procurement of long-lasting objects, such as acquisitions for archives and collections, the purchase of equipment, and the construction or renovation of facilities needed for humanities activities. Funds spent directly must be shown to bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly."

Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities
Eligibility: Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, county governments, state governments, special district governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), public and state controlled institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, city or township governments.
Amount: Up to $500,000
Contact: Link.