In addition to large grants, the Council offers planning and grassroots grants, the Road Scholars speakers bureau; the Let’s Talk About It library discussion series; the traveling exhibition Museum on Main Street, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and rural communities statewide; and Literature and Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care, a reading and discussion program for healthcare professionals. Explore this site to learn more about the North Carolina Humanities Council, and to bring a humanities program to your community

The Council welcomes project proposals that support free, public programs addressing fundamental questions about who we are and how we live in the world we share. The Council's programs emphasize critical thinking skills essential for all citizens to be able to participate in our democracy. North Carolinians of every walk of life, hue, and creed engage in these activities by examining what we value, how we relate to each other, how we cope with change, and how we express ourselves. In particular, the Council encourages programs that explore North Carolina's rich diversity by examining the culture and traditions of specific groups as well as programs that foster cross-cultural understanding.

Review the Humanities Council's "Grant Guidelines."

Large Grants (More than $2,000 up to $10,000)

Grassroots Grants (Up to $2,000)

Planning Grants (Up to $750)

North Carolina Stories Grants (Up to $2,000)