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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. 

 
 
 

Blog

  1. The South Dakota Humanities Council board of directors has added four new members to its ranks. Continue Reading

  2. Book clubs aren’t just for adults. The South Dakota Humanities Council’s Reading Group Toolkits program also offers options for young audiences. Continue Reading

  3. 2017 was a big year for the South Dakota Humanities Council. Continue Reading

  4. Humanities programming in the Sioux Falls area will receive an extra $200,000 from a major fundraising match met by SDHC donors last week. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

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Jan
9:00 am | Aberdeen Elementary Schools
17
Jan
7:00 pm | K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library
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Jan
9:00 am | Aberdeen Elementary Schools
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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
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Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
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Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
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Jan
7:30 pm | Dakota Sunset Museum

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 goal should be that everybody gets a chance to read great books and participate in the richness that humanities brings us.
- Bill Gates (founder and Chairman, Microsoft)