Through the work of Humanities Washington, residents and communities in our state can access a variety of programs, events, and stories that give depth and understanding to our past, present, and future. Every program, event, or story is a connection to the growth and development of our human spirit and serves to strengthen our growth as individuals and communities in Washington State.

Claude Kistler
General Manager, KSPS Public Television
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By the Numbers

Serving Washington Communities from Aberdeen to Zillah.

Serving Washington Communities from Aberdeen to Zillah:

  • Year Founded: 1973
  • Program Attendance (2015): 242,346
  • Number of programs and events (2015): 516
  • Number of partners and host organizations: 261
  • Communities served (2015): 132

2015 Program Activity

  • 38 grants awarded totaling $91,000.
  • 190 speakers bureau¬†presentations serving 11,019 audience members.
  • 16 six-week Prime Time Family Reading programs delivered in¬†14 communities.
  • 24 Think & Drink Events in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima.
  • 109 in-person Poet Laureate events reaching 3,517 audience members.
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