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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NEH invites applications for new funding category

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced Creating Humanities Communities, a new initiative to support grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations. West Virginia is among the areas targeted by the initiative as the NEH seeks to serve areas previously underfunded by its grants program. Interested West Virginia institutions and organizations are invited to apply for the matching grants.

Find more information and the application materials »

15 Grants Awarded

The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 15 new grants, including one to support a documentary about NASA "computer" Katherine Johnson.

Read about all the grant awards »

The West Virginia Humanities Council has partnered with the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Archives to provide a free, pop-up exhibit observing the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights to 42 display sites across West Virginia.

See the locations »

Neighborhood Investment tax credits are back! Give $500 or more to the Humanities Council and receive a 50% credit to apply to your state taxes, plus the full amount on your federal deduction.


Program Committee Election

Please help choose citizen members for the Humanities Council program committee, which oversees direct programs and grants of the Humanities Council.

View the ballot »

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