With Your Help, We Do Great Things

In 2021, we distributed more than $830,000 in American Rescue Plan operating and programming support grants to 78 organizations across Indiana. We launched Bookmark Indy, a one-of-a-kind literary exploration of Indianapolis through the eyes of the writers who’ve called Indianapolis home. With our support, statues of suffragists Marie Stuart Edwards and Sojourner Truth were unveiled in Peru and Angola respectively. We commissioned an Indiana-based poet to write an original piece inspired by the life, career and legacy of cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor to accompany a new mural and so much more.

Let’s Do More Good Work Together

In the coming year, we’ll dig into our Unearthed theme, which encourages Hoosiers to discover and discuss their relationships with the natural world. We’ll take Water/Ways, a Smithsonian-curated traveling exhibit about the environmental, cultural and historical impact of water, to rural communities. Through our One State / One Story statewide read initiative, we’ll offer Hoosiers inspiration from Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s World Of Wonders, a collection of 28 nature-focused essays.

We’ll launch another season of our Campfires program, which pairs nature and literature and will take us into wild Indiana on hikes and paddling trips to be with one another and enjoy conversation around a fire. We’ll take a program of locally made films about Indiana waterways on a tour around the state, we’ll offer groups the opportunity to host talks and workshops by Hoosier scholars and experts through the Environmental Humanities Speakers Bureau, we’ll launch a podcast and so much more. 

We are poised to do more fantastic work to support the humanities and enrich Hoosier lives year-round. Join us!

Yes – I want to support Indiana Humanities!


Become a Corporate Member

Your business, nonprofit, school or other organization can show your support of the humanities by becoming a member. Learn more.

Join the Meredith Nicholson Society

With a donation of $1,000 your support can truly be transformational for an organization or community. In recognition of this level of contribution, you’ll receive membership into the Meredith Nicholson Society, which is named for the Indiana author who built the historic home where Indiana Humanities now resides. Learn more about joining.

Matching gifts

Double your impact! If you’re donating to Indiana Humanities, and your employer matches your philanthropic gifts to nonprofit organizations, please remember to submit any required paperwork or inform us of any actions we need to take.

Planned giving

If want to make a gift that will impact the lives of Hoosiers in years to come through planned-giving – including gifts from retirement plans or in your will – contact us for more information.