Capacity Grants

Connecticut Humanities

Relevent Country: United States of America

Applications are now open for the Connecticut Humanities (CTH) Capacity Grants Program to help Connecticut organizations that bring humanities to the public think strategically, better understand their audiences, assets, and operations, and plan for the future.

Funding Priorities

The Project gives priority to projects that include significant humanities scholarship and content, explore topics and stories in an inclusive, diverse, and equitable manner, and do one or more of the following:

  • Engage individuals and communities in the exploration of contemporary issues.
  • Advance creativity and demonstrate ingenuity and innovation.
  • Present accessible content that provokes, challenges, educates, and inspires.
  • Ensure access to the project’s content and scholarship beyond the length of the grant.
  • Foster collaboration among organizations, groups, and communities.

Funding Information

  • Awards may not exceed $9,999.


  • All Capacity Building Grant project periods are twelve (12) months in duration, beginning on the first day of the month of award date notification.
  • All CTH grant funded activities must occur and be completed within the twelve (12) month project period. No extensions are allowed

Eligible Projects

They support a wide range of consultant-led projects that may include:

  • Board assessments and training
  • Strategic planning
  • Market assessments and planning
  • Audience assessments
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) assessments, planning, and training
  • Financial assessments and planning
  • Development (fundraising) assessments and planning
  • Collections assessments and planning
  • Interpretive assessments and planning
  • Technology assessments and planning

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a Capacity Grant, your organization must regularly bring the humanities to the public and be one of the following:

An applicant organization must:

  • Be incorporated in the state of Connecticut for at least one year as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • governed by a board of directors that meets regularly OR be a city or municipality in the state of
  • Connecticut OR be a Connecticut-based federally or State recognized tribe.
  • Provide significant programming and/or services to the public on a regular basis, including open hours and
  • special events, or function as a professional service organization that supports humanities program providers.
  • Be in compliance on all terms and conditions of all previous Connecticut Humanities grants.