Most often, our funding announcements highlight the support that we provide to the New Jersey nonprofit community through our grant programs.
Today, though, is different.
We are proud to announce that the New Jersey Council for the Humanities was included in the budget for the state of New Jersey. NJCH was awarded $100,000 in funding to further our important work in the public humanities, ultimately helping New Jerseyans connect with and better understand each other. This investment in the Council, the nonprofit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will help us expand our programming and continue to strengthen the cultural infrastructure of New Jersey.
“We are honored to receive this support from the state of New Jersey,” said NJCH Executive Director Carin Berkowitz, Ph.D. “We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to Governor Phil Murphy and the entire legislature for their commitment to the public humanities. The public humanities help us better understand each other; they allow us to explore our histories, values, and cultures in ways that promote compassion and make the diversity of our state its greatest strength.”
NJCH harnesses the power of the humanities to strengthen our society. We envision a New Jersey that delights in diversity, appreciates that there are no easy answers, and finds joy and understanding in the humanities. We work statewide with cultural and community organizations to bring dynamic programming to the local level.