The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. The Humanities Council budgets more than $600,000 for grants and programs each year. A variety of grants are offered to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming. The Humanities Council minigrant deadlines occur every 60 days for projects requesting $1,500 or less, with upcoming deadlines of Aug. 1 and Oct. 1.
The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded six new minigrants:
• 4-H Clubs of Webster County, “History Hitting the Road at the Webster County Fair,” (Webster Co.)
• Northern Webster County Improvement Council, “Balli Family Documentary-Phase 2,” (Webster Co.)
• Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, “Historic Preservation Traveling Exhibit,” (Pocahontas Co.)
• Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation, “Museum Gallery Project,” Native American Village Exhibit (Marion Co.)
• Tucker County Historic Landmark Commission, “Historic Thomas, West Virginia, Enhancement Project,” Wayside Exhibit (Tucker Co.)
• Tucker County Chamber of Commerce, “Living History at the Leaf Peeper’s Festival 2013,” (Tucker Co.)
For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact Humanities Council grants administrator Amy Saunders at 304-346-8500 or via email at . Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.