EIN 94-2952469

California Humanities

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To connect Californians to ideas and one another in order to understand our shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape our future.
Also known as...
California Council for the Humanities
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Program areas at California Humanities

Ca cares Humanities relief and recovery grants provided much-needed funds to assist the public Humanities sector across California during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Relief grants provide general operating support, through the neh, to help organizations and practionioners continue their public Humanities efforts. Recovery grants provide capacity-building funds, through the California state library, to assist organizations as they consider new approaches to public Humanities programming and organizational strength. In 2020, California Humanities awarded over $1.7 million in ca cares relief and recovery grants to over 250 individuals and nonprofit organizations across California. Awards ranged from $2,000 to $20,000.
Library innovation lab (lil) program supports the design and delivery of responsive and relevant public Humanities programming in California's public libraries by providing a nine-month practice-based professional development experience (and cash grants of up to $5,000) to participating library programmers. To date, 22 California libraries from across the state have participated in the program which aims to provide welcoming experiences for immigrants and foster more inclusive communities.
Humanities for all is a grant program that supports locally-initiated public Humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of californians, encourage greater public participation in Humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state's peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. Quick grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year for small-scale public Humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period from the award date. Project grants ($10,000 to $20,000) are awarded twice a year for larger public Humanities projects of up to two-years duration from the award date.

Grants made by California Humanities

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
International Documentary AssociationCore Programs$60,000
LTSC Cdclittle Tokyo Service Center (LTSC CDC)Core Programs$50,000
Independent Arts & MediaCore Programs$46,400
...and 162 more grants made totalling $2,398,856

Who funds California Humanities

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor General Operating Support$60,000
Federation of State Humanities CouncilsWhy It Matters National Initiative$50,000
Marin Community FoundationProvide General Operating Support$40,000
...and 4 more grants received
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Personnel at California Humanities

Julie FryPresident and Chief Executive Officer$174,542
Sheri KuehlDirector of Development$108,066
Felicia KelleyDirector of Project and Eval$109,583
Wenda FongSecretary$0
Nancy RiddleTreasurer$0
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for California Humanities

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,115,063
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$132
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,115,195

Form 990s for California Humanities

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122020-06-27990View PDF
2018-122020-01-14990View PDF
2017-122019-03-13990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Federation of State Humanities Councils
June 2, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $60,000 from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
September 1, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMedia and communications organizationsRadio producers / broadcastersCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
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General information
538 9th St Ste 210
Oakland, CA 94607
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Alameda County, CA
Website URL
(415) 391-1474
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
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A34: Radio
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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