Support Us

We are grateful for your continued support of North Carolina Humanities and of each other. These are extraordinary times, and the strength and devotion of North Carolinians gives us confidence that our mission will remain strong now and into the future. 

Other ways to give

Donate by mail
Mail your donation to 601 South Kings Drive, Ste F-PMB #604, Charlotte, NC 28204

Donate online
You can make a one-time gift or set up a sustaining, monthly gift through our secure Network for Giving page.

Become a sponsor
Sponsorship opportunities exist for all current programs. Please contact staff for more information.

Make a pledge
A pledge of support allows you the flexibility to support NC Humanities at a higher level of commitment while enjoying a more accommodating payment method.

Workplace matching gifts
Businesses and corporations often offer matching gift programs that match dollar-for-dollar charitable contributions given by their employees and, in some cases, former employees. Please consult your employer to see if your gift is eligible to be matched.

Planned giving
When you make a planned gift to NC Humanities you cement your values and project your legacy into the future. You also provide NC Humanities with sustainability for years to come. Please consult your financial planner for information about how to name NC Humanities in your Will.

Questions? Contact our Development and Communications Manager at 

NC Humanities is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.


Founded in 1972 as the North Carolina affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), NC Humanities is one of 50+ state and jurisdictional humanities councils in the U.S. charged with bringing the public humanities into local communities.

NC Humanities receives major support from the NEH in addition to the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations and relies on this funding to keep grant and program opportunities accessible and operational.

On average, our return on investment for every federal dollar NEH provides to NC Humanities is four to one. We are able to use the funding provided by NEH to directly invest in local North Carolina communities, helping them to grow and prosper.

Here’s how you can advocate for NC Humanities, NEH and the humanities in North Carolina!

Your story makes a powerful difference. Please contact your local or Congressional representatives and tell them you support NC Humanities, NEH, and other cultural organizations! You can share how you,  your organization, or your community has positively benefited from NC Humanities grants and programs.

Don’t know your Congressional district? Find it here.

If you would like to notify us about a conversation you had with your representatives, please email our Development and Communications Manager at

Thanks for your support!


Volunteer for our Board!

NC Humanities annually seeks nominations to join its dynamic and dedicated volunteer board of trustees.

Nominees must be current residents of North Carolina at the start of their service and supportive of NC Humanities’ mission and values.

NC Humanities’ board is composed of volunteer trustees who are committed to enhancing the cultural life of North Carolinians and whose background, expertise, and leadership provide NC Humanities with the tools to be dynamic and successful. Trustees serve a renewable, three-year term, and five trustees are appointed by the Governor of North Carolina.

Self-nominations and nominations of others are accepted.

Nomination Deadline & Information:

If you are interested in nominating someone to join our board or in joining our board yourself, please contact Sherry Paula Watkins at for more information.

Please click on the downloadable form below for more details. Nominations are due July 14, 2023. 

Thank you for your submission!