Granting Program Evaluations

“CT Humanities has been supportive, thoughtful, constructive, and accessible throughout the grant making process... great effect. Our organization has been able to accomplish truly notable and meaningful work as a result – none of these projects could have proceeded without the support of CTH.” – 2019 CTH Grantee Survey Respondent

Helpful. Partner. Community. Cooperative. Fair. When we asked grantees to describe CT Humanities, these were among the most frequent words used.

CTH values feedback of its granting program and recently concluded an independent outside evaluation of both its grantmaking (applications received and grants made) and grantee experiences covering the 2015-18 period.

Across the seven grant lines reviewed, more than $2.1 million was awarded to 157 organizations to develop and deliver a wide variety of projects that convey the humanities to the public.

CTH awarded grants to museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations located across the state, including those with both larger and quite small annual budgets. Sixty-four percent of all grant requests received funding and nearly three-quarters of all applying organizations received at least one grant.

CTH strives to make Connecticut organizations stronger and our grants are one way we achieve this. Ninety-five percent or more of survey respondents indicated that CTH had some or substantial impact on their organization, field/sector, and local community and 84% said that CTH funding increased their organization’s financial stability.

Download 2019 Evaluation Reports


Grantee Survey Results

2019 Grantee Experiences Survey Executive Summary – PDF

2019 Grantee Experience Survey Full Report – PDF


Grantmaking Survey Results

2019 Grantmaking Report Executive Summary – PDF

2019 Grantmaking Survey Full Report – PDF

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