– 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.
Useful Documents –
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.
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
Wentzville Community Historical Society
Encompassing historical displays for the sesquicentennial.
A new month-long program to recognize National Arts and Humanities month.
Puppetry Arts Institute
Missouri Birthday Bash
Exhibit & Traveling performance.
Red Star International Gourd Dance Society
17th Annual Ancestors Gourd Dance and Pow Wow
Public community and reading and discussion group.
Missouri Historical Society
Native American History for Homeschool and Traditional PreK-12
15-week paid internship to research and develop PreL-12 programming around Native American history.
Mid-Continent Public Library – Administration Office
The Story Center History Trunk: Woodneath in the Twentieth Century
Sikeston Cultural Development Corporation
4th Grade Interpretative Historical Tour
Curators of the University of Missouri KBIA Radio
You Don’t Day conversations series; and Missouri on Mic mobile audio booth
Mobile audio booth.
Webb City Farmers Market
Celebration of family & foods.
Benton County Tourism
Benton County Barn Quilt Trail
County wide barn quilt trail/tour.
Missouri State University
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.
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.
Cass County Historical Society, Inc.
To Be Announced
American Conflicts in Uniform
Exhibit – Human element to military service.
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.
St. Louis County Parks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creative Exchange Lab
03/01/2021 – 04/30/2021
Exhibit and Panel Discussion.