I believe so strongly in Humanities Washington because of the work they do to strengthen us as individuals and as a community of creative, critical thinkers. Through the humanities, we honor that which is most human and profound. It's never been more important than now, when our society seems to be losing its cohesive grip on what makes us a good, rational, and tolerant people.

Jennie Shortridge
Best-selling author of When She Flew
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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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