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New board members June 2022

Setting the stage for the next 50 years of Wisconsin Humanities!   As we celebrate our first 50 years, we renew our commitment to a future where every person has access to cultural, educational, and civic opportunities. Since 1972, we have been guided by 25 volunteer board members whose experience, training, interests, skills, cultural background, andRead More →

Now Hiring Director of Grants and Outreach

If you know us, you probably know our grant program. Fundamental to our belief that a strong democracy is only possible when our work is grounded in knowledge and is fully inclusive, equitable, and accessible, our grant program awards $200,000 to support projects designed by communities annually. We are now actively seeking to hire aRead More →

American Players Theatre Wisconsin Humanities Grant

We’re celebrating 50 years of Wisconsin Humanities! LEARN ABOUT OUR 50 YEAR HISTORY ➔ Since our organization’s founding as an independent nonprofit in 1972, Wisconsin Humanities has worked in every corner of the state to explore what it means to be human, to be part of a democracy, and to strengthen each of our communities.Read More →

Map of WI Humanities Recovery Grants 2021

In 2021, we awarded 99 organizations a total of $800,000. This diverse group of organizations enriches our state’s cultural landscape today and into the future.   In November 2021, forty-seven nonprofit organizations across Wisconsin — including libraries, civic and cultural groups, and historical societies — were awarded Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants to help the state prevent, prepare for,Read More →

Seventeen organizations just got over $106,000 in Mini and Major Grant awards!   Below is a list of the projects that received funding this fall. We are so excited to share! Every year, Wisconsin Humanities’ regular Mini and Major grants support humanities-based activities and diverse organizations that help enrich the state’s cultural landscape. Your projectRead More →

MMOCA Cartoneras Workshop

October is Arts & Humanities Month in Wisconsin! We are grateful to the governor for this important proclamation and for recognizing that the arts and humanities are essential in providing context for the issues of our times. The arts and humanities are powerful tools for collaborative, intergenerational, and cross-cultural learning. They aid in our healingRead More →

We are excited to announce the organizations who are receiving a total of nearly $12,000!   We have seven regular grant rounds in every typical year. Our regular Mini and Major grant program supports projects designed by communities and organizations around the state. These are projects that: reflect the interests or needs of a community.Read More →

Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants Round 1

Big News! All across the state, 52 different historical societies, museums, libraries, and other nonprofits have been awarded Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grant funds! These are funds to help Wisconsinites prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the pandemic. The awards represent the first round of funds provided to Wisconsin Humanities by the National EndowmentRead More →

This year we will be giving more money in grants than we ever have in our nearly 50-year history. Funding for the upcoming additional grants, called Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants, is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. In a typical year, we are proud to makeRead More →

WH Recovery Grants

The Application Process is Open! First deadline: July 19, 2021 Decisions will be announced August 13, 2021 Funded projects may start as early as August 16, 2021 A total of $766,120 will be awarded! No matching funds are required! We are proud to offer Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants to help our state prevent, prepare for, respondRead More →

Emily Auerbach Love WI

Homer, Langston Hughes, Shakespeare, Alice Walker, Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou, Plato, Charles Dickens, Malcolm X, Francisco Jiménez…These are just some of the writers and poets included in the Course Reader for the UW Odyssey Project, a humanities class for adult students facing economic barriers to college. Odyssey is an amazing project that has received many,Read More →

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox with watercolors for Human Powered podcast

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Rachel Monaco-Wilcox understands this. She walks with people on a path that requires courage and strength…a path that reveals incredible beauty. We met Rachel when she was starting Untold Stories – an innovative writing and art-making workshop for survivors of humanRead More →

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