Your gift brings the humanities to life throughout New Hampshire

Support projects that explore what it means to be a Granite Stater, an American, a citizen of the world, a lifelong learner. As an independent nonprofit, your gift to New Hampshire Humanities truly matters!

Contributions from people like you - who know that opportunities to gather face-to-face with neighbors ignite ideas, evoke civic engagement, and nurture passion for discovery - are essential to our ability to deliver more than 500 free programs each year. With your support, we are able to serve Granite Staters from all walks of life and in every corner of our state. Please make a gift today!

Make a gift to connect people with ideas

Your gift to New Hampshire Humanities will transform lives, expand worldviews, and support an engaged citizenry

I cannot begin to express the value of face-to-face communication 
in a world where so much is said from behind a screen."

Exeter High School student 

When my salary was cut, I was unable to afford the cultural programs I used to go to elsewhere.
Instead, I have gone to many free, interesting programs at different libraries.
It makes for a great family event, too. They have enriched our lives.."

Humanities to Go program attendee

"I've been a sponsor, participant and beneficiary for nearly forty years,
and consider New Hampshire Humanities among the state's
most effective cultural institutions.”

Jere Daniell, Humanities to Go presenter, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College,
and New Hampshire Humanities supporter

Ways to Give

Donate to the annual fund

Your tax-deductible donation to New Hampshire Humanities ensures that curious minds throughout New Hampshire have access to programs that inspire, educate, and engage. Please invest in these opportunities, as generously as possible in the way best suited for your charitable goals:

Consider a recurring gift

Small gifts each month make a big difference in our ability to open doors to the world of ideas. No need to remember to renew your support, fewer solicitation letters, and a sense of satisfaction knowing that your steady support keeps our lights on and programs coming make monthly giving a true win-win-win! Please make a gift today.

Make a one-time gift

Donate online – save a stamp and time! Please make a gift today.

Prefer to mail your donation?  Please send checks or money orders to New Hampshire Humanities, 117 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Honor someone special, a loved one's memory, or a special occasion

An age-old question answered! What to get the person who has everything? Consider making a gift in honor of a family member, friend, or colleague who believes in the power of investigating the human experience. We’ll send you a tax-receipt and your honored-one a letter letting them know of your generosity. For gifts of $25 or more, we will be pleased to send you each our print Calendar for the coming year. Please make a gift today.

Similarly, gifts in memory of special people offer a unique way of celebrating a loved one’s legacy. So that others will learn of your thoughtfulness, tribute gifts are acknowledged in our Annual Report and in our Calendar and include your name as well as your someone special. Make a gift today.

Double your investment with a matching gift

Many companies in New Hampshire will match your gift! Is yours one of them? Ask your Human Resource Department about this exciting way to double your impact. Please make a gift today.

Open and Leadership Circle

Stand up and be counted as a leader in helping to connect people with ideas with your gift of $1,000 or more. Donors pledging support at this level for three or more years will be included in our Leadership Circle and receive special acknowledgment in our publications. Both Open and Leadership Circle donors receive advance notice of special programming and invitations to be our guest at select programs. Circle Donors lead by example, inspiring others to invest as generously as possible. Please make a gift today.

Gift of Stocks

Transferring stock shares to our account is often an easy way to make a large gift. Please contact Jessica Eshleman.


Endowment funds help ensure the future of our work. The New Hampshire Humanities' Board of Directors oversees all investment activities with assistance from an investment advisory committee. Link your name with New Hampshire Humanities in perpetuity by making a gift to one of our endowments by contacting Jessica Eshleman.

The Charles G. Bickford Fund for Innovation

Created in 2001 in honor of former Executive Director Charles G. Bickford, this fund supports the development of new initiatives and the expansion of current projects in the following areas: diversity in New Hampshire, building and encouraging a civil society, and conversation in the humanities.

The Dorothy B. Osborne Fund for Education

Created in 2000 and named in honor of benefactor and educator Dorothy B. Osborne, this fund provides support for creative and challenging professional development in the humanities for New Hampshire public school teachers of grades K through 12.

Planned Giving

Naming New Hampshire Humanities as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement fund, or other estate plans offers opportunities to ensure that excellence in humanities programming will continue long in to the future in the Granite State – even after you are no longer able to support our annual fund. Making a bequest or planned gift offers a way of supporting New Hampshire Humanities in a way that may not be available at this time and gives you a means to invest in the future of our state and your priorities. Please contact Jessica Eshleman to learn more.


Is your company or organization looking for a unique way to be linked with excellence? Each year, we offer a number of customizable opportunities to gain outstanding exposure before 20,000 Granite State individuals, organizations, and businesses. Please contact Jessica Eshleman to learn more about these and other sponsorship opportunities:

Annual Dinner

For 26 years, New Hampshire Humanities has gathered New Hampshire’s corporate, civic, academic, and philanthropic communities together for networking and inspiration during its Annual Dinner. Nearly 800 guests attend the Annual Dinner, which raises funds vital to New Hampshire Humanities' ability to bring free public humanities programs to the people of New Hampshire. Contact Jessica Eshleman to learn more about Annual Dinner sponsorship opportunities.

Humanities to Go

Humanities to Go is our most popular program, bringing 450 free events to hundreds of New Hampshire communities each year. Humanities to Go reaches tens of thousands of Granite Staters, providing opportunities for life-long learning and face-to-face conversations on a wide array of subjects from New Hampshire's Colonial history to the lasting impact of sheep on the state's landscape. Contact Jessica Eshleman to learn more about Humanities to Go sponsorship opportunities.


Connections is New Hampshire Humanities book discussion program for adult new readers offered in partnership with adult basic education and ESOL classes, the prisons, and refugee resettlement organizations. Participants are both native speakers and new Americans. The program uses the best of children’s literature and NHHC-trained facilitators to promote English language skills, promote a culture of reading, nurture conversation in which readers contribute their own ideas and stories, and reinforce family literacy. Contact Jessica Eshleman to learn more about Connections sponsorship opportunities.

Special Initiatives

New Hampshire Humanities creates and conducts major, multi-year special initiatives that give New Hampshire citizens the opportunity to delve deep into critical issues. Contact Jessica Eshleman to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for our Special Initiatives.

Calendar Underwriting

Our monthly print Calendar is mailed to more than 3,000 involved Granite Staters. The electronic Calendar is sent to 15,000 recipients. Position your organization in front of this engaged audience with an ad in our print and electronic publications. Contact Jessica Eshleman to learn more about Calendar sponsorship opportunities.

Donor Resources

Earning your confidence as a donor is our priority at New Hampshire Humanities.