Deadline Info: Annually-April 15 and October 15

Agency/Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities


If you are interested in exploring this funding opportunity, please contact Debbie Perrone in Foundation Relations at before moving forward.


VFH Grant Program

VFH accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking funding to develop public humanities programs for audiences in Virginia.

Since 1974, VFH has awarded more than 3,000 grants, bringing scholars and citizens together to promote a greater understanding of the humanities.

Open Grant Deadlines

VFH Open Grant applications will be considered in two grant cycles per year.  Application deadlines are as follows:

October 15 Draft proposals submitted by October 5 Decisions in early December

April 15 Draft proposals submitted by April 5 Decisions in early June

Grant Opportunities

  • Open Grant Program   Open to proposals on a wide range of subjects, for projects in any format, and for amounts typically up to $10,000. Deadlines are April 15th and October 15th. Draft proposals are strongly encouraged.
  • Discretionary Grant Program   Smaller grants of up to $3,000. There is no deadline for this program; applications are accepted at any time. Applicants should contact VFH staff in advance before submitting a Discretionary Grant proposal.

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