Virginia Humanities is now accepting applications from museums, historic sites, and other humanities-based nonprofit organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic to cover emergency operating expenses.
About $591,000 will be awarded to organizations across Virginia as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
To qualify, an organization must meet the following criteria:
- Be a recognized 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service and have that IRS tax-exempt status for at least one year prior to the application deadline
- Have a primary mission that is humanities-focused and offer publicly accessible humanities programs
- Maintain a primary business address in Virginia
- Employ at least one full or part-time staff member or contract employee
- Have a current Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number
The CARES Act funds will be distributed to all eligible organizations that apply. The final amount of each award will be based on averaged annual operating budget and based on how many applications are received.
Based on reports, estimated awards will include:
· Level 1: Up to $1,000 – Organizations with an operating budget of under $40,000 and below
· Level 2: Up to $2,000 – Organizations with an operating budget of $40,000 – $100,000
· Level 3: Up to $4,000 – Organizations with an operating budget of $100,000 - $500,000
· Level 4: Up to $7,500 – Organizations with an operating budget of $500,000 - $1 Million
· Level 5: Up to $10,000 – Organizations with an operating budget of over $1 Million
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on April 30.
To apply for award, click here.