Statement on President’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal

The Federation urges Congress to continue its strong support of the NEH and the state humanities councils and reject the administration’s proposal.

Councils Kick Off Democracy and the Informed Citizen Programs in 2018

In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.

Indiana Humanities Wins Schwartz Prize for “Next Indiana Campfires”

Indiana Humanities wins the 35th annual Schwartz Prize award for “Next Indiana Campfires,” a program that confronts questions of place, environmental stewardship, and identity through literature, hiking, and conversation.

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

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.

Mellon Awards FSHC $1.7 Million for “Democracy and the Informed Citizen”

The Federation of State Humanities Councils has been awarded $1.7 million by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new national grant program, Democracy and the Informed Citizen, which will examine the critical role of journalism and the power of the humanities.

Mellon Foundation Awards FSHC with $150,000 for “The Humanities in American Life”

This two-part initiative will collect data and impact stories from councils to create an easily accessible archive of images, content, and videos for long-term public use.

NEH Awards More Than $1.6 Million in Grants to Seven State Humanities Councils

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

Help Save the NEH!

President Trump’s budget blueprint, released on March 16, recommends eliminating the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Federation of State Humanities Councils vigorously rejects this short-sighted proposal, which would devastate America’s humanities infrastructure.

Federation Advocacy Guidelines

Anyone can be an advocate. Here are some of the Federation’s guidelines to support the NEH and your state humanities council.

Support the NEH and the State Humanities Councils

Proposals to severely cut or eliminate NEH, while dismaying, are not new. The NEH and the state humanities councils have weathered previous storms by attracting strong bipartisan support and offering outstanding programming.

November Council Pulitzer Update

Throughout November, councils hosted a variety of Pulitzer Prizes Campfires from book fairs to conferences to nature hikes coupled with literature that brought participants together in discussion and community. In addition, councils continued to host presentations, exhibits, book discussions, and writing workshops featuring Pulitzer Prize winners and works.

Michigan Humanities Council Wins Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming

Michigan Humanities Council Wins Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming. Winning Program Shares History of All Michigan’s People, Examines Connections to Unveil State’s Racial and Ethnic Past.

2022 Schwartz Prize Winners

Congratulations to the Hawai'i and Oklahoma Humanities Councils for winning the Schwartz Prizes for outstanding programming.