Who We Are

Our Mission

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.

Our Purpose

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Partnership
  • Curiosity

Our Community

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.

Our Impact

  We Need Your Support

Ohio Humanities has supported and produced programs for nearly 50 years that explore history, literature, philosophy, and other humanities disciplines to help share stories, spark conversation, and inspire ideas. Donate to Ohio Humanities today.