Ways to Give

Hero Ways To Give opt1

Your support for the humanities helps keep our state creative, connected, and in community.

Donate Today!

GT Ways to Give feat img

End-of-Year Gift

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.

Donate Now

Support the Humanities


Individual Giving

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. 

Donate Now

Celebrate the Humanities in Action

PHA23 Honorees at Insider event

2023 Honorees Alyson Thompson, Stephanie Manriquez, Tracie D. Hall, and Rebecca Ginsburg.

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!

Learn More

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