Humanities Washington Awarded the Largest Grant in Its History

A generous $300,000 grant from the Satterberg Foundation will help enhance and expand programming.

  • March 9, 2015
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  • By Humanities Washington staff
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A Prime Time Family Reading program at the Walla Walla Public Library.


We’re delighted to announce that Humanities Washington has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Satterberg Foundation—the largest grant award in Humanities Washington’s 40-year history—to expand its programs to the areas of greatest need.

Based in Seattle, the Satterberg Foundation’s mission is to strengthen communities by promoting a just society and a sustainable environment.

“We are deeply grateful to the Satterberg Foundation and its trustees for this vote of confidence,” said Julie Ziegler, Humanities Washington executive director. “This sustained, significant support will enable us to reach new audiences with existing programs, as well as experiment with new and creative ways to engage a broad range of people in the humanities.”

Humanities Washington will use the funds to enhance and expand its Speakers Bureau, Think & Drink, and Prime Time Family Reading programs in 2015, and hopes to introduce new programming in 2016 and 2017.

“A key goal of Humanities Washington is to reach the broadest, most diverse audience possible with thought-provoking programs that engage communities in conversation,” said Ziegler. “The size and multi-year nature of this grant will enable us to look creatively into the future while bolstering already popular programs.”

3 thoughts on “Humanities Washington Awarded the Largest Grant in Its History”

  1. T. Andrew Wahl says:

    Great news! Congrats to Julie, KayLee and the entire Humanities Washington team. It’s well deserved and I know these funds will be put to good use around the state. What a fantastic boost to the essential work you do! – TAW

  2. Lucia Huntington says:

    That’s outstanding news, and congratulations to all. I know that wonderful work will be done with this grant.

    1. Humanities Washington communications officer says:

      Thank you so much! We’re delighted.

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