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Did you know?

In 2019, LEH programming reached all 64 parishes, touching the lives of nearly 2.8 million people.

Your support of the humanities will:

  • Push boundaries and challenge ideas through diverse stories
  • Recognize and award culture bearers
  • Increase literacy and strengthen families
  • Bring programs to underserved and rural areas
  • Make the excitement of poetry come alive
  • Provoke critical thought and deep conversation

How the humanities impact our lives

Help us grow into the best versions of ourselves


Help mold strong minds that can think critically and explore new ideas


Provide comfort in times of crisis and context in times of celebration


Build community and conversation around history


Provide a platform for people to shape our future


Are vital to a functioning and informed democracy


NEWS & MEDIA

Thanks to support, LEH awards more emergency relief grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to another 17 organizations in 8 parishes. See the full list below. The Louisiana Culture Care Fund is a new grant program providing emergency…

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The Helis Foundation Partners with LEH to support the Louisiana Culture Care Fund

The Helis Foundation has joined forces with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to help protect New Orleans’ critical cultural institutions and organizations by contributing a major gift to the LEH’s Louisiana Culture Care Fund. The fund provides emergency…

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Update: Bright Lights Awards Dinner postponed

To help fight against the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Bright Lights Awards Dinner. Please know this decision was not made lightly, and we are working hard to determine a new date as quickly as possible. During times of crisis…

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