Connecticut Humanities granting programs provide critical support for the state’s cultural organizations.

Thanks to funding established by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1995, Connecticut Humanities has awarded more than $12 million in competitive grants to help museums and heritage organizations present high-quality exhibitions and programs, preserve important historical collections, improve their operations and expand their audiences.

Today, our granting programs are stronger and more vital than ever. The new Connecticut Humanities Fund continues our heritage work while supporting an even broader range of humanities-based projects and cultural organizations that inspire people to think, learn and understand more about themselves, each other and their communities.

We encourage applications for projects that:

  • Include significant humanities scholarship and content
  • Incorporate project evaluation that is measured against clearly defined goals
  • Reach broad audiences
  • Address social issues through humanities disciplines
  • Foster collaboration among organizations
  • Encourage heritage tourism