Oregon Humanities

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Our Mission

Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.

About Us

Oregon Humanities, formerly the Oregon Council for the Humanities, was established in 1971 and is one of five statewide partners of the Oregon Cultural Trust. Oregon Humanities is a nonprofit organization that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

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NEH Awards More Than $1.6 Million in Grants to Seven State Humanities Councils
NEH Awards More Than $1.6 Million in Grants to Seven State Humanities Councils
April 17, 2017

NEH awards more than $1.6 million to seven state humanities councils: Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Virgin Islands and Virginia.

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.

Councils in the
Councils in the "Public Square"
May 20, 2016

Eight state humanities councils received a total of more than $1.4 million from NEH’s Humanities in the Public Square to conduct programs across the nation.

April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming
April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming
April 7, 2016

More than 20 councils are hosting 68 Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires events through more than 35 programs around the country.

FY2014 Income Survey Results
FY2014 Income Survey Results
March 8, 2016

Based on audited information supplied by councils, the income survey report provides valuable information about the sources of council support each year, as well as funding trends over time.