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Founded in 1980, HumanitiesDC aims to enrich the quality of life, foster intellectual stimulation, and promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of local history in all neighborhoods of the District through humanities programs and grants. Our vision is to transform the District of Columbia through the power of the humanities. The humanities are our human ties – the processes and documentation of our human experience. The humanities provide our sense of identity, place, and community. The humanities encourage us to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. The humanities help us to know our past, make sense of our present, and envision our future. Incorporating the humanities disciplines into our lives will strengthen our civic engagement, unite us during times of triumph and tragedy, provide us with new insights, and make District of Columbia neighborhoods better places to live.

925 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Promote the project of a small partner organization or scholar who may not have the capacity for marketing
Host a capacity building or grant-writing workshop to support smaller organizations who may not have experienced grant writers on staff
Present a Humanitini - a public conversation with 2-3 scholars in a casual venue - promoting access to the humanities outside of academia
Serve one DC youth through our nationally recognized Soul of the City curriculum
Support a small, meaningful community-based project. Many of the projects we have supported have grown into thriving organizations.
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