The Maine Humanities Council (MHC) uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance. Through the programs we run and the grants we provide, we encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and one another, building lasting connections and reaching diverse, multigenerational, and rural audiences with programs that are engaging, and collaborative.
The MHC is a connector; we work across the state of Maine to connect people with books, communities with ideas, and strangers with one another. We work with other organizations through grant-making and the implementation of programs. We are a connector of people; we plug into communities and offer a way to experience meaningful interpersonal communication. Our connections strengthen our society and help shape the future of Maine.
Support for the MHC and its programs comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities; foundations, corporations, and individuals; and the State of Maine (100% of funding from the State goes to the MHC grants program).