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Fundraising Goal Exceeded
We met our fundraising goal! As of April 24, we have deposited $50,150 in receipts restricted to the Young Readers 1:1 Challenge Grant, exceeding our first goal of raising $50,000 by May 1, 2017. This means NEH will match that with a $50,000 deposit to our account. Read more about our Young Readers Initiative on the SDHC blog.
Thank you to our generous donors who helped us meet our goal! Click below for the full list of donors.
We are now working to meet our second goal of raising another $50,000 in matching NEH funds by May 1, 2018. To assist with that effort, please click below.
Thank You For Your Support
Thank you for your continued support of the humanities. The FY 2017 omnibus bill passed on May 3 with the NEH, a major source of SDHC funding, receiving a $1.9 million increase for 2017.
The Trump administration has since released its comprehensive budget for the Federal government for FY 2018.
NEH Deputy Chair Margaret Plympton released the following statement regarding the 2018 budget.
"The White House has requested that Congress appropriate approximately $42 million to NEH for the orderly closure of the agency. This amount includes funds to meet matching grant offers in effect as of October 1, 2017, as well as funds to cover administrative expenses and salaries associated with the closure."
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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.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.