Strategic Plan 2020-2023

In 2020, Connecticut Humanities embarked on strategic planning for 2020-2023.

Through this process, CTH's work is organized around four key pillars: Grant Making, Capacity Building, Public Humanities Digital Portal, and Advocacy.

As Connecticut's only statewide organization focused broadly on supporting access to and providing funding for public humanities, we aspire to strengthen our communities and society in the long term to ensure:

  • Strong, viable, sustainable history and heritage organizations that play pivotal roles in promoting the educational, cultural, and economic vitality of Connecticut;
  • Humanities programming that is widely accessible to diverse and new audiences, young and old, who will see themselves reflected and respected in the state’s heritage and history;
  • Citizens who appreciate and seek out the enriching and even “humanizing” value of engagement with the humanities in their everyday lives, and
  • Citizens who are aware of the distinctive history and heritage of Connecticut and who understand why and how our past informs our present and future.


Connecticut Humanities champions the enduring value of public humanities in our lives and civil society. Through grant funding and capacity building, CTH strives to ensure the public humanities will continue to inspire storytelling, lifelong learning, informed public dialogue, and civic engagement in ways that strengthen communities and enhance the quality of life for all of Connecticut’s residents.


Download CTH Strategic Plan - 2020-2023

Strategic Goals

  1. Provide knowledge, expertise, and leadership as a hub and disseminator for the humanities.
  2. Take innovative approaches to helping humanities organizations across the state achieve their strategic goals.
  3. Build partnerships that develop new and diverse audiences and connect the public humanities with community-engaged scholarship in ways that make CTH a national model.
  4. Assert a coherent vision for, and a compelling case for supporting, the humanities in Connecticut.
  5. Establish plans, processes and accountabilities to maximize organizational effectiveness and long-term financial sustainability.

IRS 990 Financial Form

To Our Humanities Family:

Our audited financial statements and 990 forms submitted to the IRS are presented below for your review. We encourage feedback on our practices and performance.

Connecticut Humanities has two primary activities. We administer a competitive grant pool through the Connecticut Humanities Fund that supports nonprofit organizations and partners involved with humanities programming statewide; and we initiate our own programming (e.g., ConnecticutHistory.orgConnecticut Center for the Book, and Book Voyagers).

We are committed to continuous improvement and value the opinion of those who share our interest in advancing the role of humanities in Connecticut. Please contact us if you have ideas or comments on current or prospective offerings.

The CTH Team


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