EIN 73-0951965

Oklahoma Humanities (OHC)

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To strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life.
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Oklahoma Humanities Council
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Program areas at OHC

Support for various programs and free public events produced by the Council. (Some expenses in this category may apply to other listed programs, but the expenses are not directly attributable based on cost center like salary or office rent.)
Since 1985, Oklahomans have started new chapters and new conversations with OHs dynamic book club program, Lets Talk About It (LTAI). Hosted by libraries and other organizations, each LTAI series uses four or five books to explore a specific theme developed by a humanities scholar. Combined with presentations from literary experts, LTAI catalyzes meaningful conversation and encourages readers to reflect on their experiences, share thoughts and ideas, consider diverse perspectives, and gain new insight.
Oklahoma Humanities grants encourage cultural programming on the local level across the state. Eligible projects must support the Councils mission to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. Through special initiatives, Oklahoma Humanities also provided funding for national projects like United We Stand, National History Day, and continued scholarly research on the humanities.
Free of advocacy and advertising and supported by donors, the award-winning Oklahoma Humanities magazine is distributed in print and online as free educational programming. From public policy issues to cultural heritage, it provides an engaging forum for new ideas and productive civil discoursea rich mix of humanities scholarship, insightful narratives, and informed opinions for a read that is smart, balanced, educational, and entertaining. It reaches all 77 counties and has a circulation of 12,000 with additional public distribution through classrooms and selected events. Previous authors include N. Scott Momaday, Walter Isaacson, Krista Tippett, Bryan Stevenson, Michael Sandel, Naomi Shihab Nye, and more.
Since 1994, the Smithsonian Institutions Museum on Main Street (MoMS) has worked with State Humanities Councils to empower more than 1,800 rural communities through specifically designed exhibitions and public programming. Hosted by libraries, museums, and other community centers, each explores elements of rural history, encourages discussion and participation, and helps establish local agency. In 2021, Crossroads: Change in Rural America arrived in Oklahoma and traveled to Tishomingo, Fort Gibson, Nowata, Woodward, Pawnee, and Boley. Small towns might seem static and quiet, but they are complex intersections where people and ideas converge and evolve. Through the themes of identity, land, community, persistence, and managing change, the exhibition examined this history and asked visitors to consider how and why their specific communities have changed and what the future might bring.

Grants made by OHC

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts CenterProvide Humanities Content$20,000
Seminole Nation MuseumProvide Humanities Content$20,000
Oklahoma City Museum of ArtProvide Humanities Content$17,500
...and 21 more grants made totalling $225,758

Who funds Oklahoma Humanities (OHC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Kirkpatrick Family Affiliated Fund of OccfArts & Humanities$30,000
Rural Oklahoma Community FoundationGeneral Purpose$15,000
Macklanburg FoundationCharitable Contribution$10,000
...and 6 more grants received

Personnel at OHC

Caroline E LoweryExecutive Director$108,600
Suzette ChangChair$0
Thomas KirkTreasurer$0
Sarah MilliganVice - Chair and Secretary$0
Cynthia FriedemannTreasurer$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for OHC

RevenuesFYE 10/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,368,455
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$81,080
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$1,449,535

Form 990s for OHC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-102024-04-23990View PDF
2022-102023-04-07990View PDF
2021-102022-07-13990View PDF
2020-102021-08-06990View PDF
2019-102020-10-29990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

Organizations like OHC

California HumanitiesOakland, CA$3,719,623
Americans for the ArtsWashington, DC$4,922,122
Nebraska Humanities Council (NHC)Lincoln, NE$2,639,599
Californians for the ArtsSacramento, CA$716,806
Colorado HumanitiesGreenwood Village, CO$1,954,801
Arts Alliance IllinoisChicago, IL$1,306,240
Arkansas Humanities CouncilLittle Rock, AR$1,091,261
Arts for LAWest Covina, CA$973,764
Kansas Humanities Council (KHC)Topeka, KS$1,022,614
Vermont Humanities CouncilMontpelier, VT$1,880,483
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $15,000 from Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $5,000 from The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
November 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $7,500 from Union Pacific Foundation
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $30,000 from Kirkpatrick Family Affiliated Fund of Occf
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesCommunity improvement
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General information
424 Colcord Dr Ste E
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Metro area
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma County, OK
Website URL
(405) 235-0280
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A26: Arts Council/Agency
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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