About Us

HumanitiesDC illuminates the rich communities that make up Washington, DC using the tools of the humanities. Through our grantmaking and public programs we help build a vibrant city where all can engage in intellectual exchange, reflect on our connected stories and celebrate our various cultures.


Learn about our annual grant opportunities designed to support DC residents, groups and organizations interested in leading dynamic public humanities projects and programming.

Public Programs

Explore our interactive programs designed to help Washingtonians share their experiences, discuss current issues and appreciate our remarkable people and neighborhoods.


Attend lively celebrations, presentations, discussions, and more led by local scholars and experts who passionately bring our city’s wonders to life.

New Podcast – Porchtales

Check out PORCHTALES, our new podcast series and learn about local activist, Sister Koko.

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We’re Hiring

HumanitiesDC is now hiring for the position of ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR in Washington.

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Become a grant reviewer

Have experience in the Humanities? Consider becoming a Grant Reviewer.

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