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SDHC Provides South Dakota Organizations with COVID-19 Emergency Support

The South Dakota Humanities Council offered grant funding to assist South Dakota cultural organizations struggling to maintain operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

The CARES grant provided unrestricted operating support, humanities program support, or both to qualifying organizations impacted by COVID-19. A total of $414,215.20 has been awarded to 49 organizations in 30 counties. 



  1. Inspired by a ferocious storm that struck Dakota Territory in 1888, the 2021 One Book South Dakota is a historical novel that hits close to home. Continue Reading

  2. “My grandmother would say, “We’re not feminists, we’re the law.” Continue Reading

  3. While most people would agree that 2020 presented more than its share of challenges, it also provided positive moments. Continue Reading

  4. SDHC drew a large, enthusiastic virtual crowd for the first “Voting: Why It Matters” statewide discussion on the importance of civic participation. Continue Reading

Event Calendar

1:30 pm | Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center
12:00 pm | Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
6:00 pm | The Journey Museum and Learning Center
10:00 am | Lakota Youth Development facilities/Zoom

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.

Want to read more about what the humanities are? Check out our definition of the humanities and examples of various humanities disciplines explored by our programs. 

It’s technology married with liberal arts, humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.
- Steve Jobs (the late founder and CEO, Apple)