A Letter of Intent (LOI) is due September 30 for any organization applying for either an Incubation or an Action Grant in Round 1 of the NJCH 2022-23 Grant Cycle. For full information on NJCH grants, including types of grants, workshops, how to get started, guidelines, timelines, and more, visit our Grants Overview page.

Need help getting started? Watch the recording of our recent "Applying for an NJCH Grant" webinar.

Our Mission

We explore, cultivate, and champion the public humanities in order to strengthen New Jersey’s diverse community.

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50th Anniversary

Join us throughout 2022 as we celebrate our 50th year of strengthening communities and connections in New Jersey through the public humanities.

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Sponsorships support events, programs, and opportunities that help institutions serving the people of New Jersey explore the public humanities in our lives.

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Our programs, grants, resources, and convenings foster appreciation for the public humanities in every district in the state.

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"Voices and Votes: Democracy in America," a traveling exhibit based on a major exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, is on display at Brookdale Community College through October 2 at the Monmouth Museum.


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Humanities Moment: NJCH Executive Director Carin Berkowitz

Carin Berkowitz Current city/town: Camden, NJ Title/Affiliation: Executive Director, New Jersey Council for the Humanities   What’s the last page-turner biography you read? What podcasts are keeping you going during […]

Evie Shockley

Acclaimed Poet and Professor Evie Shockley to Read at NJCH Gala

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is thrilled to announce that award-winning poet and professor Evie Shockley joins the lineup at our 50th Anniversary Gala at Morven Museum and Gardens on […]

Radio on Beach

NJ Summer Playlist Showcases Artists and Traditions with Substantial Connections to the Garden State

Songs are essential for August days in New Jersey, whether you’re driving down to the Shore or picking up blueberry ice cream in Hammonton. That’s why NJCH has created a […]

Humanities Moment: Greg Waters

Humanities Moment: Incoming NJCH Board Chair Greg Waters

Greg Waters Current city/town: Montclair, NJ Title/Affiliation: Board of Trustees member and incoming Chair, New Jersey Council for the Humanities   What’s the last page-turner biography you read? What podcasts […]

Humanities Moment: Dan Fatton

Humanities Moment: NJCH Board Chair Dan Fatton

Dan Fatton Current city/town: Trenton, NJ Title/Affiliation: Board Chair, New Jersey Council for the Humanities   What’s the last page-turner biography you read? What podcasts are keeping you going during […]



Through a competitive application process, we award Incubation Grants and Action Grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 to further the impact of the public humanities in New Jersey. Our COVID-19 grantmaking in 2020 and 2021 also helped pandemic-affected organizations recover and reimagine their work at a critical moment.


NJCH recently announced $402,514 in grant funding to 33 organizations across the state for Spring 2022, capping off a banner grant cycle which saw the largest-ever response to an NJCH call for applications.

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Grantee Spotlight

Ukrainian History and Education Center

Somerset, NJ

"In this time of war, we at the Ukrainian History and Education Center have been supporting Ukraine by doing what we do best: telling non-Ukrainians about Ukrainian history and culture, and teaching Ukrainian folk arts."

Vietnamese Boat People

Vietnamese Boat People

Montclair, NJ

"Their stories are ones of loss, separation, survival and resiliency. The Vietnamese Boat People generation is an aging population with stories of courage and hope and refugee experiences that need to be preserved as part of the Vietnam War history."

Sponsors & Partners

Mellon Foundation
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Dodge Foundation
NJ Historical Commission
Journalism + Design

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Engaging with community members throughout New Jersey is key to our mission. Wherever you are in our circle, we value your partnership and support!