NYS WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL (1917-2017)

In 2017, it will be 100 years since New York State signed women's suffrage into law, three years before the United States passed the 19th Amendment. To commemorate this important heritage, Humanities New York will foster a statewide dialogue about the lasting legacy of women's suffrage, and how it continues to shape American democracy today.

GRANTS FOR CENTENNIAL PLANNING

  • Apply for a $1,500 Vision Grant from Humanities New York to gather advisors, partners, humanities experts, and community leaders to develop and plan impactful Centennial events. Marketing and outreach strategies are welcome. Apply 2 months before planning starts.

HUMANITIES NY PROGRAMS

  • COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Use the "Leadership" Community Conversation toolkit from Humanities New York to inspire the next generation with women's suffrage stories. Toolkits for kids and adults are available online, and eligible sites can receive $200 to help make the program happen.
  • READING & DISCUSSION: Use the "Votes for Women!" Reading & Discussion theme from Humanities New York to engage your community in the history and relevance of the suffrage movement.
  • PUBLIC SCHOLARS: Invite a Humanities New York Public Scholar to illuminate the complex history of this movement for adult audiences. Browse the catalog online to meet the Public Scholars and book a talk.

GRANTS FOR CENTENNIAL ACTIVITIES

  • Apply for a $5,000 Action Grant from Humanities New York to support events, discussions, publications, media and digital projects that explore the legacy of women's suffrage for contemporary audiences. Activities that feature under-represented voices and are designed in response to your community's needs are welcome. Apply 3 months before activities begin.

COMMEMORATE LOCAL HISTORY

  • Apply for a Historic Roadside Marker grant from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation to commemorate the people, places, or things instrumental to women gaining the right to vote in New York State. 501(c)(3) organizations and municipalities within New York State may apply during January and February. For information visit wgpfoundation.org
  • Once a Historic Roadside Marker is installed, grants & programs support from Humanities New York can help communities celebrate their historical connections to women's rights.

BECOME A CENTENNIAL SPONSOR

  • This initiative is not possible without our diverse statewide partners who help us engage with all New Yorkers. To become a Centennial Sponsor, contact Lauren Kushnick, Director of Grants & Partnerships,
    Humanities New York at ny4suffrage@humanitiesny.org