The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is pleased to announce that we have awarded $402,514 in grant funding to 33 organizations across the state for Spring 2022.

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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 anniversary of strengthening communities and connections in New Jersey through our support of the public humanities.

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Stanley N. Katz Prize

The award will recognize an organization that has demonstrated significant engagement with and impact through community-focused public humanities work in New Jersey.

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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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NJCH Builds Capacity and Community with $402,514 in New Grant Awards

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) is pleased to announce that we have awarded $402,514 in grant funding to 33 organizations across the state for Spring 2022. These […]

Antimension of Dionisii (Balaban), Woodblock Art 1661

Ukrainian History and Education Center Work Takes on New Meaning in Light of War

How does an organization devoted to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of a country respond when its very history is threatened by an unprovoked war? For the Ukrainian History […]

Stan Katz receiving National Humanities Medal from President Obama

TAPinto Princeton Taps Into Stan Katz’s Public Humanities Legacy

NJCH’s Stanley N. Katz Prize for Excellence in Public Humanities takes center stage in a new column about Stan by longtime Princeton-area chronicler Pam Hersh. As announced late last year, the Katz Prize […]


NJCH Announces 2022-2025 Strategic Plan

We’re excited to share that our new strategic plan, which includes a revised mission statement and new values statement, has been approved by the NJCH Board of Trustees.

Vietnamese Boat People Archive Photo

Vietnamese Boat People Preserves Stories Through New Crowdsourced Map

The Vietnamese Boat People (VBP) podcast and nonprofit in 2021 launched the VBP Journeys map, a community-driven platform created to encourage intergenerational dialogue within families and communities, to share stories […]



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.

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

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NJ Historical Commission
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