Through their programs and grants, the nation’s 56 state humanities councils seek to involve the general public in the humanities. The councils are funded in part by the federal government through the National Endowment for the Humanities. They also receive funding from private donations, foundations, corporations, and, in some cases, state governments. (For more on Council funding sources and levels, see “State Humanities Council Revenues.”)

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* Institutes, enrichment programs, and curricula.
** Educational gatherings, often held outdoors, featuring lecturers and entertainers. Modern Chautauqua programs, modeled after a popular educational movement that began in the late-19th century, are designed to foster both appreciation of the nation’s history and civic dialog around key issues of the day.

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities, Federal-State Partnership Division. Data for 2005 provided at the request of the Humanities Indicators; 2013 data available at _data_tables.2013.general_web_0.pdf (viewed on November 2, 2015).

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