The New Jersey Council for the Humanities has been connecting people, fostering lifelong learning, and bringing the joy of humanities-based work to New Jersey’s almost nine-million residents for fifty years. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, we rely upon your support to promote the humanities across the state. Your donation helps to sustain and expand programs that enrich life for all New Jerseyans, from exploring our democracy, to broadening our histories, to helping us understand and appreciate our cultures. To donate today to our Programs Fund, use the donate button below, or mail contributions to New Jersey Council for the Humanities, PO Box 3287, Camden, NJ 08101, along with a note indicating how you would like your donation attributed and how we can reach you. Your donation is tax deductible.
In 2021, NJCH distributed $1,003,297 in American Rescue Plan relief funding to 96 organizations across New Jersey. Our longstanding Incubation and Action Grants for public humanities programs allowed us to award an additional $402,477 to 31 organizations across the state, bolstering the humanities infrastructure and strengthening communities at a critical moment. We launched our Community History program to build communities’ capacity to learn about, engage with, and share untold and underrepresented stories. We founded a transformational prize to honor the legacy of scholar Stan Katz and promote excellence in the public humanities. And we held conversations about democracy, so critical at this time, in partnership with eight community colleges around the state. Your donation will support work like this in the coming year. Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities covers operating and overhead costs, so your donations go straight to humanities work in our communities.