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

NJCH sponsorships are designed to fund activities that advance NJCH’s mission and strategic goals, with the aim of providing greater visibility and access to audiences that are not currently served by NJCH's grantmaking or other programs.

NJCH will provide funding up to $3,000 for an organization's event, in return for marketing visibility and exposure.

NJCH Sponsorships

At a Glance

  • Open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit or government organizations
  • Up to $3,000 for your organization's event or program
  • Activities must be open and accessible to the general public
  • Activities must primarily serve New Jersey audiences and/or organizations
  • Application deadline: rolling

Current Sponsorships

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RE-presentation through Community Narratives

A community-centered storytelling project documenting the challenges and opportunities of living a long, healthful life amidst social injustice.

Under the tutelage of applied anthropologist and FireWorks Executive Director Asiyah Kurtz, one apprentice will spend eight weeks interviewing, facilitating discussions, and documenting the personal narratives of community members to be used in a storytelling presentation of the apprentice's choosing. NJCH is honored to sponsor this apprentice’s work in our home city of Camden.


Past Sponsorships


Restoring Hope and Health Through Poetry


International Diversity Fair

Stories Invincible Closing Ceremony

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Price of Liberty Film Series: Free Renty Screening and Discussion

Price of Liberty Film Series: Reparations Screening and Discussion

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage Literary Series

"The Ground Upon Which We Stand"

Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series at Rutgers University-Newark

Art Pride New Jersey Thrive Arts Conference

Woodbury Hispanic Heritage Festival

Sankofa Collaborative, Commemoration of Tulsa Massacre

Sponsorship Information

NJCH will provide funding up to $3,000 for an organization's event, in return for marketing visibility and exposure. Sponsorships can support a variety of formats, including events, conferences, scholarships, or awards.

How to apply

Organizations that are interested in applying for an NJCH sponsorship should review the sponsorship guidelines below. If your organization meets the eligibility requirements and you believe your work is a fit for our program, please contact Valerie Popp, Director of Strategic Initiatives, via email at vpopp@njhumanities.org or by phone (310-701-5203) to discuss your sponsorship idea. Applications submitted without prior communication with NJCH staff will not be considered.

NJCH gives priority to Sponsorship requests that:

  • Support areas that are underserved in the NJ humanities ecosystem (i.e., geographic, demographic, institutional type, humanities disciplines)
  • Support events/programs with a large number of attendees or viewership
  • Support activities with low-cost or free attendance
  • Provide equitable access to the humanities or educational/professional development opportunities for humanities-serving institutions
  • Support activities that meet NJCH’s strategic priorities, but whose structure is not suited to NJCH’s current grantmaking programs or initiatives
  • Support organizations not recently funded by NJCH grants
  • Demonstrate a clear sense of the activity’s marketing and visibility potential, including logo placement, digital promotion, program inclusion
  • Support rapid response programs that address recent events that have had a strong impact on New Jerseyans and that would benefit from a humanities perspective. In those cases, standard expectations about timing may be waived on a case-by-case basis.