Humanities Council Revenues, Per Capita, by State (including the District of Columbia), Fiscal Year 2012Back to table of contents
At the state and local level, the state humanities councils provide significant support for the humanities. The councils are independent, not-for-profit entities that support the humanities through local programs, grants to institutions and educators, and a variety of other services. (For details about the councils and their recent activities, visit http://www.neh.gov/divisions/fedstate/about.)
In 2012, the councils’ per capita revenue levels ranged from $0.07 for the state of California to over $1 for the District of Columbia and the states of Maine, Vermont, and Wyoming. The median state per capita revenue level was $0.26. Even with the contributions from state governments and private entities, as of 2012, almost 63% of council funding came from the federal government, nearly all from the National Endowment for the Humanities.