Ways to Give


Delaware Humanities is one of 56 state councils and territorial groups supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Democracy demands wisdom. Our funding comes from the NEH, the state of Delaware, and generous Delawareans like you who are committed to helping us do good work.

How We Use Our Funding


The largest portion of our funding goes toward supporting other nonprofit organizations through grantmaking. We fund a variety of projects, including the History Book Festival, the Wilmington Writers’ Conference,Peace Week Delaware, the annual Raising Kings Conference, and the Iron Hill Powwow, just to name a few.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we were able to provide much-needed support to Delaware organizations like the Choir School of Delaware, Delaware Public Media, the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, the Chinese American Community Center, and many others that suffered loss of income and other hardships. In 2020 alone, Delaware Humanities distributed over $1 million in pandemic support to nonprofits big and small across the state, helping them retain their staff, facilities, and vital operations.


Each year Delaware Humanities hosts numerous free public events through our in-house programming. We provide fun resources, books, educational opportunities, and more at no cost to participants. Whether it’s relaxing with our regular Book Club members to discuss the latest novel or visiting one of our state parks to appreciate the nature, we do our best to bring together individuals in ways that foster meaningful connections. Take a look at our calendar to see what’s coming up next!

In addition to bringing these programs to life, the funding we receive enables us to provide fair compensation to the many talented individuals who make our programming possible, including our facilitators, speakers, interns, and graduate assistants.

When you donate to our organization, you are supporting environmental education, civic engagement, cultural activities, historical work, and a wide variety of other meaningful endeavors taking place in Delaware. We can’t do it without you. If you have the means, a one-time or monthly donation would go a long way.

Other Ways to Support Us

Follow us on social media!

Liking, commenting, and sharing our posts helps spread the word about what we’ve got going on around the state, increasing program engagement and attendance, and highlighting the great work of our grant recipients.

Give us feedback!

Is there a certain type of programming you’d like to see more of? Do you have thoughts, questions, or concerns about an event you recently attended? We want to know. Shoot us an email with anything you’d like us to consider as we continue to develop, adapt, and create new public programs: info@dehumanities.org.

Advocate for the humanities!

Have any of our programs had a particularly powerful impact on you? Share your story with us and with your local and state officials. Informing them about the good work we do is essential to making sure we are well-funded.