2020 marks HumanitiesDC’s 40th anniversary of enriching the quality of life, fostering intellectual stimulation, and promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District of Columbia through the humanities. You can help honor this milestone and receive recognition by becoming a 40th Anniversary Sponsor.View Sponsorship Opportunities
By supporting HumanitiesDC and our 40th anniversary, you are committing your support not just to one year, but to history past, present and future.
The humanities provide our sense of identity, place, and community and encourage us to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. As the National Endowment for the Humanities designated state humanities council for Washington, DC, HumanitiesDC is a leader in serving the District, its residents, and the cultural organizations and scholars who enrich the tapestry of our diverse community. Over the past 40 years, HumanitiesDC has transformed the District of Columbia through the processes and documentation of our human experiences and connectivity.
For four decades, HumanitiesDC has educated people to understand DC’s rich past, make sense of its present, and envision its future. Its work and grants have supported the incorporation of the humanities disciplines into people’s lives and have strengthened civic engagement, united communities and cultures during times of triumph and tragedy, provided new insights and perspectives, and made the District of Columbia neighborhoods better places to live by embracing history and heritage as we develop and grow as a city.