Ways to Give
Your support for the humanities helps keep our state creative, connected, and in community.
During this season of generosity, your tax-deductible gift will help us kick off 2024 on a high note. Because of you, Illinois Humanities is able to provide free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities to communities across Illinois. As we approach 2024, we look forward to bringing the public humanities to every corner of our state.
Support the Humanities
Your investment offers critical funds that keep our programming free and available to all Illinoisians and supports the public humanities' role in making people’s lives better and our state more resilient.
Celebrate the Humanities in Action
Public Humanities Awards
Each May, our high-energy and inspiring Public Humanities Awards celebrate those who have made an indelible impact on our state through their work in and support of the humanities. Check out our 2023 event and stay tuned for details about our next celebration!
See Your Impact
Illinois Humanities is the only statewide nonprofit working to activate the humanities to foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement in Illinois. Here's some of what you helped us accomplish in 2022.
Illinoisans served in 76 counties through grants and public programming
income-eligible adults were provided free college credit courses in the humanities
grants awarded to small, community-based arts and culture organizations
$ 2.4 M
in total COVID-19 relief funding provided in 78 counties and every congressional district