Supporting humanities programs that

engage Maine communities

The MHC Grants program distributes funding to Maine nonprofits and communities to support projects that encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and one another, build lasting connections, and reach diverse, multigenerational, and rural audiences.

Our grants support humanities programs and projects—things like exhibits, films, conferences, initiatives—that have broad public outreach. We are excited to support programs and projects with rich, well-developed humanities content, strong participation from a scholar or topic expert, and robust support from partners in the community. 

Current Grants

$1,001 – $7,500

Funding to non-profit organizations in Maine for larger humanities programs and projects—things like exhibits, films, conferences, initiatives—that have broad public outreach.

Up to $2,000

Funding to non-profit organizations in Maine for humanities programs and projects that have broad public outreach.

Up to $1,000

Arts & Humanities Grants support innovative community projects that have both arts and humanities components. Co-administered by the Maine Humanities Council and Maine Arts Commission. 

Information Sessions

Stay tuned for upcoming dates

Learn about our work, meet our staff—and see how our programs and grants can work for you!

Tues, March 22, 2022
3:00 PM

Wed, March 23, 2022
10:00 AM

TOOLKIT For
Grantees

Resources, forms, and links to support your MHC supported project.

Featured grantee projects

An online exhibit by the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council on the legacy of Pineland that exposes the difficult stories of the past to prevent repeating them in the future.

An intimate portrait of mothers and daughters and the effects of trauma. The film follows a young woman attempting to break an inherited cycle of addiction, incarceration, and crime.

A feature-length documentary by the Upstander Project follows Maine’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission process.  With exclusive access and never-before-seen footage, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

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