Who We Are
Ohio Humanities is a nonprofit organization that shares stories to spark conversations and inspire ideas. We host programs and award grants that support storytellers statewide, from museums to journalists to documentary filmmakers.
The humanities tell the stories of our shared human experience, strengthen communities, and help bridge divides. Ohio Humanities seeks to connect Ohioans in ways that help them better understand each other and more thoughtfully engage with the world around them.
We envision an Ohio where people's unique stories are heard, the past is linked to the present, and a better future is realized together.
Ohio Humanities recognizes that the state we serve occupies the ancestral and contemporary territories of indigenous communities including the Cherokee, Delaware, Erie, Kickapoo, Miami, Ojibwe, Ottawa, Peoria, Potawatomi, Seneca, Shawnee, and Wyandot. Parts of Ohio served by Ohio Humanities also include land ceded in the 1795 Treaty of Greeneville and the forced removal of tribes through the Indian Removal Act of 1830.