Support the Humanities

Astonishing things happen when people join together to accomplish visionary goals. At the National Humanities Center, new insights and knowledge are developing constantly as people from a wide range of disciplines and life experience work together to discover ways to transform the world around us. Join us in the important work by making a donation to the Center today!

The National Humanities Center is a private, nonprofit organization, and the only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Through its residential fellowship program, the Center provides scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and further understanding of all forms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought. Through its education programs, the Center strengthens teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Through public engagement intimately linked to its scholarly and educational programs, the Center promotes understanding of the humanities and advocates for appreciation of their foundational role in a democratic society.

The Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS regulations. Donors receive the Center’s publications, as well as invitations to events and lectures. They are recognized in the National Humanities Center Annual Report.

Gift Designations

  • Annual Fund (general funds used to support Center community engagement, programming, and operations)
  • Humanities in Class (supports the Center’s nationally-recognized Teacher Education and Classroom Enhancement work)
  • NHC Endowment (helps us grow the Center’s critical endowment, which supports the work of our research Fellows each year)

For more information, or to make a gift by phone, please contact Martha Johnson at (919) 406-0116 or