Is to promote and appreciate understanding of the people, communities, culture, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.
Founded in 1971, Humanities Iowa (HI) is committed to bringing the humanities to the public through grant making, publications, and through interactive programming and events. We provide grants to other non-profit organizations that further the humanities in the state, and we conduct our own programs that support the humanities across Iowa. Each year we serve over 250,000 Iowans with programming and projects, such as our Speakers Bureau and Library Reading and Discussion Series. We have a strong commitment to sharing and supporting the humanities with all Iowans, and to bringing the humanities to life.