Enriching Your Community


How does Virginia Humanities enrich your community? Our festivals, grants, fellowships, digital initiatives, teacher institutes, radio programs, podcasts, apprenticeships, and school programs reach every corner of Virginia. Watch Video To Learn More »

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In 2018, we announced a new name, new brand, and a strategic-planning process. Continuing the high level of programming Virginians have come to expect from us, we have reasserted our mission and are now undertaking the most challenging work in our long history.

Virginia Humanities creates programs and opportunities for all Virginians to share their stories and learn about the experiences of others so that we can explore our differences and connect through what we have in common. At a time when divisions may be easier to see than the values that unite us, our work 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 in our next chapter and invest in the Virginia Humanities Fund today.

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The stock market has performed very well recently, and making a gift of appreciated securities to Virginia Humanities may be a smart financial option. By donating stock you have owned for more than one year, you may be able to lower your capital gains and receive a greater tax benefit than with a cash donation, all while supporting Virginia Humanities .


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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