Our Mission & Impact

Our Vision & Mission:

We strive to connect all people in New Hampshire with inspiring and challenging ideas of the human experience.

We harness the power of the humanities by offering programs, grants and opportunities to all people of New Hampshire, supporting life-long learning, and fostering civic engagement and discourse.

Our Values:

We believe that education is a lifelong process and is vital to each individual and to the strength of our communities, our state, and the nation. More specifically, it is our belief that engagement with the humanities and their capacity to explore stories within the American experience is critical to an understanding of the democratic process and serves to enrich the lives of all people in New Hampshire. The quality and integrity of our programs, grants, and opportunities requires that they be offered by, accessible to, and in collaboration with a diverse group of people, especially the voices of those whose stories have not been fully or accurately represented throughout history. In fulfilling our mission of reaching all people of this State, we will strive to be inclusive and equitable in all that we do.



Learn more in our Annual Report.

For more than 45 years, New Hampshire Humanities has been connecting people to culture, history, places, ideas, and one another.

We bring the thrill of discovery and the power of ideas to people of all walks of life, from all corners of our state.

We support local cultural and educational institutions by awarding grants for innovative educational programs and capacity building.

We invite citizens to reason together, to learn from and listen to one another.

We offer teachers cost-effective, content-rich professional development that strengthens the teaching of the humanities in our schools, from civics to Native American history.

And we develop communities of readers, especially among those struggling with literacy and those new citizens just learning about their new culture and government.

To learn more about the work of New Hampshire Humanities and its partners, view this short video we recently produced with Heartwood Media.