“To see the look on the children’s faces as they explored interactive exhibits, recognized a relative in Ashland’s old photographs or listened intently to an oral history was so rewarding – recognizing that it was an experience they may have never had otherwise.”
Becky BoddieCity Councilwoman on the Museum on Main Street exhibition stop in Ashland, Alabama
Alabama Humanities Foundation fosters learning, understanding and appreciation of our people, communities and cultures.
Founded in 1974, Alabama Humanities Foundation encourages and promotes appreciation of literature, history, law, philosophy and the arts through programs, events and grants to help others discover and share the meanings of life found through the humanities. Our council connects Alabama’s communities through engagement in the humanities, tailoring its programs and funding projects to address needs. We are driven to enrich and enhance the lives of Alabamians and offer all residents opportunities to explore the humanities.
The AHF awards grants solely to support public humanities projects. Active public participation, involvement of humanities scholars, and strong humanities content are the three essential ingredients of AHF-funded projects.
The grants program accommodates the broadest possible range of topics and formats for imaginative proposals. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects for a wide variety of audiences including: library and museum patrons, teachers and scholars, youth, senior citizens, nursing home residents, hospital patients, the economically disadvantaged, the incarcerated, and the hearing and sight impaired. (AHF provides fees for signers for the hearing impaired).