COVID-19 Relief Funds

Oregon Humanities is one of fifty-six organizations receiving emergency relief funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, distributed to state humanities councils by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oregon Humanities will make $450,000 in grants for general operating or project/program support to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized tribes that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 National Emergency and Oregon’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order. Grants will be distributed in sums of $5,000$7,500, and $10,000 based on organizational budget size. 

The priority review deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. PDT, Sunday, May 10, 2020. Any funds still available after the May 10 priority deadline will be awarded on a rolling basis until funds run out. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application no later than June 1, 2020.


  • Application opens: April 29, 2020
  • Priority deadline: May 10, 2020
  • Applicants notified: No later than June 1, 2020

Read the full guidelines and learn how to apply here.