Resources for Grant Recipients

Publicity Matters

Remember, the goal of your communications with the media is to build awareness. Awareness about your project, your organization, and the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

We appreciate all of your hard work! If you’d like help with your publicity efforts, please be in touch with us.

Publicity Toolkit

Here you will find easy-to-use templates and step-by-step advice.

You’ll have a lot of success in building your audience, and increasing support for your organization and the WHC, if you use do these basics things:

  • Read these step-by-step instructions on how to publicize your project.
  • Send both press releases and media alerts about your WHC grant and project. Press releases are to inform the media and are written like a news story. A media alert could also be called an “invitation to cover” and they get straight to the point with facts that will persuade the media to show up at your event.  Feel free to use these basic templates for a Press Release and Media Alert.
  • Use the WHC logo (see below) and requested language about the WHC in all materials
  • Submit your calendar of events information to the WHC as soon as possible and notify us of changes so we can help you promote your project on our calendar!
  • Please don’t hesitate to contact Meg for guidance in thinking about promotion of your project or how to acknowledge WHC.





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Grant recipients are expected to include the WHC logo on printed materials and anywhere it would make sense to note that the WHC has helped to fund your project.

If there is a website for the project or organization, the WHC logo should be added with a live LINK to the WHC website.

Always use the entire image as it appears. The relative size and position of the elements in the logo are fixed and must not be altered.

You can download files here. Please let us know if you need the logo in another format.

Language to acknowledge WHC funding

Award letters include specific language you must use to acknowledge your WHC grant in your promotional materials. Thank you for helping us by properly acknowledging the WHC’s support of your project with a statement such as Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.


Information for Grant Recipients and Fiscal Agents

All WHC grant recipients receive an award package in the mail soon after decisions are made. The essentials are posted here if you want a glimpse of the post-award process.