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Neighborhood Investment Program tax credits offer a remarkable opportunity to recapture half of your charitable contribution directly from income taxes – and sometimes more than half.

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The 2017 McCreight Lecture in the Humanities will feature award-winning author Azar Nafisi, known for her bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran. Her lecture, “The Humanities and the Future of Democracies,” will be Thursday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Culture Center in Charleston


Grants in the news

Recent media mentions of projects supported by humanities grants


The West Virginia Folklife Program recorded a live concert with West Virginia old-time musician, local historian, and collector Jim Costa, and folklorist Zoe van Buren.

Listen to the concert here »

The Humanities Council is looking for proposals from people interested in portraying historic figures as part of our popular History Alive! program. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2018.


Please support the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, our headquarters. The property serves as an active programming venue, and is itself an important community landmark.


This Week in West Virginia History is an ongoing collaboration between e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia and West Virginia Public Radio. Tune in or visit to hear This Week in West Virginia History.


The West Virginia Humanities Council serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. Formed in 1974 at the invitation of the National Endowment for the Humanities, it is the principal organization promoting the humanities in West Virginia.

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