Grants for Humanities in South Dakota

South Dakota Humanities Council awards grants to non-profit organizations that promote humanities in South Dakota through our community project grants.

Grants are competitive. All projects must advance the mission of the South Dakota Humanities Council and promote the humanities in American public life. SDHC accepts applications for grants of $2,001-$20,000 twice a year; applications for grants $2,000 or less are accepted year-round. Our grant funding limit is $20,000. If you have an exceptional program that requires funding above that level, please contact us. 

Before applying for an SDHC grant opportunity, please follow these steps:

  1. Review the FY2023 Grant Guidelines and our updated General Grant Requirements
    (If your organization does not have a UEI, or if you are unfamiliar with UEIs, read about the new UEI requirement here)

  2. Fill out a Grant Application Template prior to starting the online grant application as you will be unable to save your progress and return to the application once you have begun the process (You can use the template to fine-tune your responses, then copy and paste them into the final application for submission)

  3. Watch the SDHC Grant Writing Workshop video for a guided explanation of the SDHC grant application process
  4. Click Apply for a Grant and complete the online application process

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Grantee Information

If you have been awarded an SDHC grant, our Grants Coordinator will provide you with additional forms and information pertaining to your program. Please download our promotional overview document for details about promoting your program.

Grants Coordinator Contact Info: Melinda Berdanier,

CDC Guidelines for Grant Programs

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