Action Grants

Action Grants support the implementation, continuation, or expansion of public humanities programs.

An Action Grant proposal will be able to clearly articulate a program’s objectives, plan, and timeline. We encourage you to set ambitious objectives for your program content and design. This funding stream can, for example, help you to implement new projects developed through previous Incubation Grants or other planning processes.

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At a Glance

Action Grants

Action Grants support the implementation of developed public humanities projects for New Jersey-based audiences.

  • Awards between $3,000-$15,000
  • Project period: Up to 12 months

NEXT ROUND (Projects beginning July-September 2024)

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Meet Our Grantees

Graphic with information about Bayard Rustin and the namesake center Princeton, (Action / $15,000)
To support the development of a repository of the papers, artifacts, and ephemera of Bayard Rustin, chief organizer of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and advocate in the civil rights, nonviolence, and gay rights movements. Read more
Camden, (Action / $15,000)
To support a teen fellowship program that, using social and emotional learning lenses, teaches resiliency, emotion regulation, and empathy through literacy and digital media skills. Read more
Preserve Shady Rest Scotch Plains, (Incubation / $15,000)
To support the development of an inclusive master plan for the historic interpretation and public experience of Shady Rest Golf & Country Club (1921), a National Historic Landmark. Read more
Turkish Cultural Center New Jersey logo, a red square with the organization name in white block lettering Wayne, (Incubation / $15,000)
To support an exhibition taking visitors on an enlightening journey through the profound contributions of Islamic civilizations. Read more

Header photo © Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center