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Since 1973, Illinois Humanities has been providing high-quality programs throughout Illinois.

Your investment offers critical funds that keep our programming free and available to all residents of our state and that allow us to broaden our horizons as we enter a new era of public dialogue.


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Our Impact

Thanks to the support of donors like you, in 2021 Illinois Humanities served 13,100 people in 82 counties through grants and public programming.

Learn more: Read our 2021 Impact Report