Bridge over the Allegheny River, Pittsburgh.

Our Work

Pennsylvania Humanities Council staff members are engaged grantmakers, innovative program designers, dedicated partners, and passionate advocates. Our programs and grants focus on areas of need where the humanities can have the greatest impact in Pennsylvania today: civic engagement and education.

We work with communities to build their capacity to achieve long-term goals, from engaging teens in strengthening skills for school and life, to coaching residents as they plan a better future for their town.

We travel across the commonwealth and across sectors--through partnerships with local government, business and philanthropic leaders, city planners, artists, librarians, grassroots community activists, university researchers and others--to achieve the greatest impact and broadest reach possible.

We advocate for the crucial role the humanities play in our lives and our society--and for continued resources to keep them vital and visible.



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