Latest Posts

HumanitiesDC is hiring ambitious interns who are ready to LEAD. – Learn more.


Internship Opportunities  Who is HumanitiesDC? The HumanitiesDC (HDC) is an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities. It is one of 56 such councils found in every state and territory in the country. HDC offers grants to organizations and individuals for humanities projects aimed at enriching the lives of the people of Washington, DC. Additionally, HDC conducts Humanities programs and events throughout the District. The organization holds a substantial archive of projects produced throughout its 30 years

Register for Who’s A Washingtonian? Grant Info Workshops!


Do you have a project that brings two groups of Washingtonians together to spark interesting dialogue around a humanities-related project? Our Who’s A Washingtonian? Grant Cycle is now open, with applications due on August 7th and you’re invited to attend a grant info workshop to help you prepare a successful grant application. Using the humanities disciplines as lenses, these projects will help Washingtonians better understand the ties that bind them such as music, literature, history, religion, and language. These free

Register Early for our July Grant Writing Clinic and SAVE!

July Grant Writing Clinic (1)

Our July Grant Writing Clinic is for fundraisers of all levels and organizations of all sizes. We’ll teach you how to find the grant opportunities perfect for your organization, to build relationships with funders and write winning proposals. Register early for our July 22nd workshop and submit a proposal of your own to be reviewed by our Development Director. This grant writing clinic has been referred to as, “The best deal in town!” See you there! The clinic will take

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC Presentation June 17th!


Please join HumanitiesDC grantee PrologueDC for a presentation of Mapping Segregation in Washington DC on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. This public history project is using GIS mapping software to document the historic segregation of DC’s housing, schools, recreation facilities, and other public venues. The project’s new online story map reveals how much of DC’s housing—especially in Northwest neighborhoods east of Rock Creek Park—was racially restricted. Discover why many of DC’s “historically black” neighborhoods were once exclusively white, and how the city’s