About NHA/NHA Foundation

National Humanities Alliance

The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill. Founded in 1981, NHA is supported by over 200 member organizations, including: colleges, universities, libraries, museums, cultural organizations, state humanities councils, and scholarly, professional, and higher education associations. It is the only organization that brings together the US humanities community as a whole.

What we do:

  • Cultivate support for humanities funding in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government;

  • Advocate for policies that advance humanities research, programming, preservation, and teaching;

  • Convene our members, government officials, and policy experts to develop policy initiatives; and

  • Promote engagement with and appreciation for the humanities among the general public.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Alliance is a 501(c)(4) non-profit association and is strictly nonpartisan. Membership in the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is open to 501(c)(3) organizations that are involved in the humanities.

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National Humanities Alliance Foundation

The National Humanities Alliance Foundation (NHA Foundation) is the 501(c)(3) supporting foundation of the National Humanities Alliance. The NHA Foundation advances the humanities by conducting and supporting research on the humanities and communicating the value of the humanities to a range of audiences including elected officials and the general public.