The humanities help us understand our own history, values, culture, and beliefs and those of others—those very same things that bring us together and make us feel part of a group, make our experiences less lonely.

With your support, we can deepen our impact in communities throughout New Jersey through programs and initiatives that empower members of New Jersey communities to discover, preserve, share, and celebrate their distinctive histories and cultures.

Our Impact

Between 2020 and 2023, NJCH has:

  • Reached 830,000+ individuals in NJ & beyond
  • Awarded over $3 million in funding to 200+ cultural organizations across NJ
  • Served 120+ communities throughout the Garden State through grantee & NJCH programming

What Your Support Means

Enables a community college faculty member to attend a professional development event
Pays for one Zoom room enabling virtual connections to the humanities from anywhere
Covers travel for a professional to share their knowledge with colleagues throughout NJ
Purchases reading material for an entire cohort of Humanities Lab participants
Fully funds one workshop for a Community History cohort

As a 501(c)(3) organization, NJCH relies on your tax-deductible contributions to carry out our mission to explore, cultivate, and champion the public humanities in order to strengthen New Jersey’s diverse community.

Share your support

Ways to Give

To donate to a specific fund, use the buttons below, or you can mail your contribution. Please mail your donation to New Jersey Council for the Humanities, PO Box 3287, Camden, NJ 08101 along with a note indicating how you would like your donation to be attributed and how we can reach you. 

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General Operating Support

While general operating support does not sound as exciting as program-specific funds, it's equally important. It literally helps us keep the lights on, as well as enabling us to do the important day-to-day work of bringing the public humanities to New Jerseyans.

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Programs Fund

The programs fund enables us to reach humanities professionals and everyday New Jerseyans throughout the Garden State through new and innovative programming, such as our nationally recognized Community History program and our new Humanities Lab.

Stan Katz

Katz Prize Fund

Donations to the Katz Prize Fund help to further the work of the public humanities while honoring the many contributions Stan Katz has made to the field. With your support, we can recognize Stan's significant work in the public humanities and the impact of the historical, cultural, and educational organizations in New Jersey.

Dr. Jonathan Mercantini at NJCH convening

Matching Gifts and Planned Giving

Many employers offer matching gift programs, in which they match contributions from their employees to nonprofit organizations. Inquire with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program—it's an easy way to double the impact of your donation!

If you are interested in leaving a legacy through the public humanities and would like to include NJCH in your will, trust, or other planned gift, please contact us. Your gift could have a lasting impact on New Jersey Communities.


Joseph Szumowski

If you have any questions about our organization or the donation process, please contact Joseph Szumowski via email or at (609) 691-2071.