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SDHC Awards $28K in Statewide Grants

From discussions of philosophy and global human rights to research on the human race, a broad range of grants were approved by the SDHC board in November. 

Click here to read more about the grant programs and grantees. The next major grant deadline is Feb. 28 for programs after May 1. 

 

 

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you for your continued support of the humanities.

The National Endowment for the Humanities, a major source of SDHC funding, received a $1.9 million budget increase for FY 2017. However, in its comprehensive FY 2018 budget, the Trump administration requested that Congress appropriate approximately $42 million to NEH for "the orderly closure of the agency. 

Please visit our advocacy page to find out how you can advocate for the humanities. We'll need your support as we face this next challenge. 

 
 
 

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  1. Are you looking for the perfect gift? Give your friend or family member a piece of history with South Dakota Stories. Continue Reading

  2. From discussions of philosophy and global human rights to research on the human race, a broad range of grants were approved by the SDHC board. Continue Reading

  3. On Nov. 28, 2017, the South Dakota Humanities Council will again participate in the annual #GivingTuesday movement. Continue Reading

  4. During this Thanksgiving week, our staff at the South Dakota Humanities Council reflected on some of the blessings we are counting in 2017. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

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Dec
6:00 pm | Wall Community Library
5
Jan
7:00 pm | The Charger Cafe
17
Jan
9:00 am | Aberdeen Elementary Schools
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Jan
9:00 am | Aberdeen Elementary Schools
19
Jan
12:00 pm | St Thomas More Social Hall
26
Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
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Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
26
Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
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Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy