What Makes Us Human?


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Our work helps Virginians share stories that explore our differences and connect us through what we have in common. At a time when divisions may be easier to see than the values we have in common, Virginia Humanities brings people together and honors our shared humanity.

To underscore this vital need, we’ve named our annual fund the Virginia Humanities Fund. These unrestricted gifts are of critical importance, providing a pillar for stability and growth. Please join us and invest in the Virginia Humanities Fund today.

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Your support makes it all possible. From public radio programs to K-12 classroom initiatives to individual grant projects, our programs bring the humanities to life throughout the Commonwealth.


School-age children have experienced the joy of books and literature through our Virginia Festival of the Book


Partnerships created with cultural organizations ensure the humanities are a vital part of communities across the Commonwealth


Authoritative entries on Virginia history and culture are available in our Encyclopedia Virginia