Illinois Humanities Statewide Grants to Organizations – US
The Illinois Humanities Statewide Grants to Organizations to carry out work using the arts and humanities to encourage conversation about the complexity of mass incarceration and illuminate community-based approaches toward justice.
Priority will be given to initiatives that are regional or statewide in scope, or that focus on communities that are:
the site of a prison or jail,
include communities that are experiencing significant incarceration, and/or
that have experienced significant demographic change as a result of the criminal justice system.
Amount: Maximum of $6,000 for a single organization
Grants will be awarded to projects led by organizations anywhere in Illinois. In order to continue strengthening partnerships developed through Envisioning Justice programming, organizations from the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: East St. Louis, Decatur, Carbondale, Galesburg, Urbana-Champaign, and the Bloomington-Normal Metro Area. However, grants will not be limited to these communities. All organizations across the state are encouraged to apply.
Applicants for this category include, but are not limited to: humanities, arts, and cultural organizations, community-based organizations, social-service agencies, support-service providers who work with currently and formerly incarcerated individuals, and youth media groups.
Organizations must be non-profits with either 501(c)3 status or as designated by the State of Illinois. For-profit groups are not eligible.
All selected grantees will be asked to report to Illinois Humanities on grant-funded activities; provide text, photos, audio, and/or video reporting; let Illinois Humanities know of grant-funded events at least a week in advance; be willing to participate in a survey during the grant period; and to work with Illinois Humanities on evaluation, if requested.
For more information, visit https://www.ilhumanities.org/program/envisioning-justice-grants/