Oregon Humanities awards grants to organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes in Oregon.

Grant Opportunities

Public Program Grants
Oregon Humanities awards annual Public Program Grants of up to $10,000 in support of programs across Oregon that explore challenging questions and strive for just communities. Open for applications. Apply now!

Consider This Mini Grants for Rural Libraries
Oregon Humanities awards funding to enable rural Oregon libraries to create and host their own events in partnership with our Consider This program. Currently closed for applications.

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Funding Priorities

Funding Priority Values
Oregon Humanities is committed to intentionally challenging and dismantling disproportionately oppressive systems. We devise and implement policies that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to build a culture of transparency, trust, and accountability in the work we do internally and externally.

We fund a wide variety of programming that aligns with our vision of an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

Funding Priority Groups
Oregon Humanities is committed to funding organizations across Oregon. Knowing that we have limited grant funds to award and are committed to funding organizations and communities that have historically been underserved, we prioritize funding to Oregon organizations that are based in and led by rural communities (using the Oregon Office of Rural Health’s definition of rural as locations in Oregon ten or more miles from the center of a population center of 40,000 people or more) and/or organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) communities. 

However, all applications are welcome regardless of an organization’s size, location, leadership or audience. Additionally, we encourage any organizations new to Oregon Humanities to apply if they meet the eligibility requirements.

Resources for Grant Recipients

Resources for 2023 Public Program Grantees

Resources for 2023 Consider This Mini Grant for Rural Libraries Grantees

Resources for Spring 2022 Public Program Grantees

Resources for 2022 Consider This Mini Grant for Rural Libraries Grantees

Resources for SHARP Grantees

Resources for Spring 2021 Public Program Grantees

Resources for 2021 Responsive Program Grantees