Upcoming Events

December 9, 2017 9:30 AM in Plymouth
Second Saturdays-Journeys Into Local History: John Eastberg-Three generations of Milwaukee's Pabst family & Mansions of Milwaukee's Prospect Avenue Event Details »

January 13, 2018 9:30 AM in Plymouth
Second Saturdays-Journeys Into Local History: Rochelle Pennington-The Hidden History Behind Charles Dickens Writing "A Christmas Carol" Event Details »

February 8, 2018 6:30 PM in Delafield
"The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer Today," by Corey Saffold. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

February 10, 2018 9:30 AM in Plymouth
Second Saturdays-Journeys Into Local History: Jim Willaert-Anything and Everything Wade House Event Details »

February 17, 2018 2:00 AM in Wausau
"Being a Female Hmong Professional," by Maysee Yang Herr. A ShopTalk event Event Details »

The Wisconsin Humanities Council administers the only grant program in the state devoted to the public humanities.

Throughout the state, we help bring communities together by supporting projects in schools, libraries, museums, churches, historical societies, colleges and civic groups.

We award Mini Grants of up to $2,000 and Major Grants of up to $10,000.

For Mini Grants, applications are due February 1, May 1, August 1 or November 1.

For Major Grants, applications are due April 15, August 15, or December 15.

How competitive are these grants? What is the secret to writing a successful proposal? What kinds of projects have we funded? What are the WHC's funding priorities?

Find out all the answers to your questions about our Grant Program here and be in touch. We want to hear your ideas!
Announcing Major Grant awards this fall

We’re pleased to award $29,420 in Major Grants to three great projects that include capturing Wisconsin music history to exploring the issues of sexual – more

When a visionary director takes inspiration from a visionary artist

Heritage Days offers the “chance to overcome generations of mistrust and create passionate young historians who will keep history alive and relevant to our – more

Why do we work? and other questions for working people

By Alison Staudinger Why do you work? How can a daily activity like work be both the worst and the best of life? Perhaps – more