Alabama Humanities Foundation

“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

Our Mission

Alabama Humanities Foundation fosters learning, understanding and appreciation of our people, communities and cultures.

About Us

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.

 

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NEH Awards $785,907 in Grants to Three State Humanities Councils
NEH Awards $785,907 in Grants to Three State Humanities Councils
August 3, 2017

On August 2, 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced awards of more than $39.3 million for 245 humanities projects nationwide that will support local cultural organizations and individual scholars. Of that $39.3 million, $785,907 in grants were awarded to three state humanities councils: Alabama Humanities Foundation, Indiana Humanities, and Michigan Humanities Council.

Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
May 25, 2017

Prepared for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies by Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Addressing the National Endowment for the Humanities, May 24, 2017.

New Members Elected to Federation Board of Directors
New Members Elected to Federation Board of Directors
November 13, 2016

The Federation of State Humanities Councils is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its board of directors, effective November 12, 2016. The board members include two humanities council executive directors and two public members.

Introducing the 2016-2020 FSHC Board Candidate Slate
Introducing the 2016-2020 FSHC Board Candidate Slate
September 6, 2016

Presenting the 2016-2020 Federation board candidates – Steven Seibert (FL), Briann Greenfield (NJ), Joan Abrams (RI), and Armand DeKeyser (AL).

Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
June 28, 2016

Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.

Grants

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).