Mini Grants

Missouri Humanities’ mini-grants fund projects up to $2,500.  Applications are considered two times each year with the following deadlines: MAY 1 & NOVEMBER 1. Award notifications will be received six weeks following the application deadline.

Major Grants 

Missouri Humanities’ major-grants fund projects up to $10,000.  Applications are considered two times each year with the following deadlines: FEBRUARY 1 & AUGUST 1. Award notifications will be received six weeks following the application deadline.

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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

In no event shall the Missouri Humanities be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its Grants functions arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including, without limitation, strikes, work stoppages, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, civil or military disturbances, government shut-downs or acts of God.

January 1st, 2021: Our address has changed. Please be sure all grant applications are sent to the new address listed below.

SUBMISSION OPTIONS

(CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

  1. MAIL: Attn: Grants, Missouri Humanities, 105 N Main, Ste. 108  |  St. Charles, MO 63303
  2. EMAIL: Clarice Britton at clarice@mohumanities.org

QUESTIONS? Call 1.800.357.0909 or email clarice@mohumanities.org.

Cass County Historical Society, Inc. – 

$2,500 :  American Conflicts in Uniform

Curators of University of Missouri, Columbia – 

$2,500 :  Confluences: Religious Diversity in Missouri, the first 200 Years

St. Louis County Parks – 

$700 :  Junior Historian Activity for St. Louis County Parks

Saint Louis University – 

$2,500 :  An LGBTQ History Month of Healing with Humanities with The Justice

Missouri State University – Research Administration – 

$2,500 :  Public Access to a Private Neoplatoic Library: Digitizing the Johnson Library Card Catalog

Sappington House Museum – 

$2,500 :  Big Stories from a Small House: Researching New Audiences

Clay County African-American Legacy, Inc. – 

$2,500 :  Liberty African American Legacy Memorial

Will Mayfield Heritage Foundation – 

$2,500 :  Saving Our History – Sharing Our Story Will Mayfield College 1878 – 1934 Video

University of Missouri – Kansas City Foundation – 

$2,500 :  Eight Day in April: The Story of the 1968 Kansas City Uprising Opening Event

Creative Exchange Lab – 

$2,500 :  Monument/Anti-Monument

St. Louis Dance Theatre DBA The Big Muddy Dance Company – 

$2,500 :  Black, Brown, and Beige Discussion Series

Lindenwood University – 

$2,500 :  Digital Humanities: Immersive Realities

Missouri Botanical Garden – 

$2,310 :  Grafting the Grape

Tennessee Williams Festival – 

$2,500 :  Interpretive Commentaries and Scholar’s Conference

Muskrat Society – 

$2,500 :  Missouri River Heritage Museum and Interpretive Center

The Missouri Symphony – 

$1,000 :  MOSY Motifs

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis – 

$2,500 :  St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s Council of Scholars

Metro Theater Company – 

$2,500 :  LaOruga Muy Hambrienta Espectaculo: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Oregon-California Trails Association – 

$2,275 :  Crossroads at Wilson’s Creek: The Butterfield Oerland Stage

Wentzville Community Historical Society – 

$2,250 :  Wentzville 150

Rockhurst University – 

$2,500 :  ArtOberfest

Puppetry Arts Institute – 

$2,500 :  Missouri Birthday Bash

Red Star Intertribal Gourd Dance Society – 

$2,360 :  17th Annual Ancestors Gourd Dance and Pow Wow

Drury University – 

$1,900 :  Rebuilding Civility

Missouri Historical Society – 

$2,500 :  Native American History for Homeschool and Traditional PreK-12

Mid-Continent Public Library- Administration Office  – 

$2,420 :  The Story Center History Trunk: Woodneath in the Twentieth Century

Sikeston Cultural Development Corporation – 

$2,350 :  4th Grade Interpretative Historical Tour

Curators of the University of Missouri KBIA Radio  – 

$2,500 :  You Don’t Say conversations series; and Missouri on Mic mobile audio booth

Webb City Farmers Market – 

$743 :  Roots Celebration

Benton County Tourism  – 

$2,000 :  Benton County Barn Quilt Trail

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Wentzville Community Historical Society

09/01/2021

Wentzville 150

Encompassing historical displays for the sesquicentennial.

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Rockhurst University

10/01/21

ArtOberfest

A new month-long program to recognize National Arts and Humanities month.

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Puppetry Arts Institute

07/01/21

Missouri Birthday Bash

Exhibit & Traveling performance.

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Red Star International Gourd Dance Society

10/01/21

17th Annual Ancestors Gourd Dance and Pow Wow

Gourd Dance.

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Drury University

11/01/21

Rebuilding Civility

Public community and reading and discussion group.

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Missouri Historical Society

08/01/21

Native American History for Homeschool and Traditional PreK-12

15-week paid internship to research and develop PreL-12 programming around Native American history.

#2461
Mid-Continent Public Library – Administration Office

09/01/21

The Story Center History Trunk: Woodneath in the Twentieth Century

History trunk.

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Sikeston Cultural Development Corporation

09/01/21

4th Grade Interpretative Historical Tour

History Tour.

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Curators of the University of Missouri KBIA Radio

07/01/21

You Don’t Day conversations series; and Missouri on Mic mobile audio booth

Mobile audio booth.

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Webb City Farmers Market

07/01/21

Roots Celebration

Celebration of family & foods.

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Benton County Tourism

09/01/21

Benton County Barn Quilt Trail

County wide barn quilt trail/tour.

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Missouri State University

Summer 2021

Public Access to a Private Neoplatonic Library: Digitizing the Johnson Library Card Catalog

Digitization  & storing files:
The catalogs will be brought from Osceola to Missouri State University, Special Collections and Archives, where the digitization will take place. Special Collections and Archives will also be responsible for storing the resulting electronic files.

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Sappington House Museum

12/01/20 – 10/31/2021

Big Stories from a Small House: Reaching New Audiences

Development of educational materials to fulfill the goals of reaching area educators including K-12, college, home schoolers, and life-long learners, and providing them with a deeper, more inclusive history of the region.

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Cass County Historical Society, Inc.

To Be Announced

American Conflicts in Uniform

Exhibit – Human element to military service.

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The Curators of the University of Missouri Columbia

03/01/2021 – 12/31/2021

Confluences: Religious Diversity in Missouri, the first 200 years

Research will take place at the Center for Missouri Studies and the Ellis Library on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, MO, the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, MO, and the state historical societies of Boone, Callaway, and Cole counties.We will arrange virtual public presentations to schools statewide, as well as local historical societies and public libraries.

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St. Louis County Parks

Spring 2021

Junior Historian Activity for St. Louis County Parks

The program will be the creation of two “Junior Historian” activity books to be used by families at Faust Park and Jefferson Barracks Historic Site. Families with children ages 6-12 will fill out an activity book and answer questions regarding the history and architecture of the historic site(s) and upon completion receive a “Junior Historian” badge.

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Saint Louis University

06/01/2021 – 06/30/2021

An LGBTQ History Month of Healing with Humanities with The Justice Fleet

Exhibit – We have three exhibits. The first exhibit, Radical Forgiveness, fosters healing around bias and discrimination through a painting activity. The second exhibit, Radical Imagination, uses play to help people envision the world they want to live in so we have common goals as activists. Our third exhibit, Transfuturism, plays homage to the work that trans activists are doing to generate gender equity for all people. The exhibit is an art-activism experience with 25 large canvases, metal storyboards, and an interactive activity that asks visitors to reimagine gender in ways that promote freedom and equity for all people regardless of gender expression or gender identity. 

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Clay County African-American Legacy, Inc.

08/01/2021 – 08/30/2021

Liberty African American Legacy Memorial

Celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial in 2021 and Liberty’s first settlement in 2022 with a lasting memorial project honoring more than 700 African Americans buried in the segregated sections of Fairview and New Hope Cemeteries.

#2370
Will Mayfield Heritage Foundation

03/01/2021 – 12/30/2021

Save Our History – Sharing Our Story Will Mayfield College 1878-1934 Video

Video Documentary – History of Mayfield-Smith Academy/Mill Mayfield College 1878-1934 including parts of oral interview with Mrs. Connie Bolinger Mayfield, age 109, the last surviving student of the school.

#2372
UMKC Foundation

01/14/2021 – 02/28/2021

Eight Days in April: The Story of the 1969 Kansas City Uprising Opening Event

Exhibit titled “Eight Days in April: The Story of the 1968 Uprising in Kansas City.” The event will include a documentary screening and a panel discussion.

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Creative Exchange Lab

03/01/2021 – 04/30/2021

Monument/Anti-Minument

Exhibit and Panel Discussion.