AHF presents weekly content to support connection through the humanities.


AHF is offering its regular quarterly programming grants at this time. Please note that the deadline for CARES Grant applications has passed.

Grants — major and mini — are available to Alabama nonprofits to support humanities programming. Alabama Humanities welcomes and encourages proposals related to the experience of the current pandemic. Please direct questions to Grants Director Graydon Rust at grust@alabamahumanities.org.

Other grant opportunities

For information about additional relief grants provided directly by NEH, please Click HERE.

To access a scholarship opportunity for classroom teachers, visit our Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship section HERE.

AHF can offer these grants thanks to funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and federal CARES Act.


AHF is offering virtual versions of its long-standing public speaker series presentations, teacher professional development opportunities and other programs. 

Beginning Sept. 3, Alabama Humanities Foundation will present its Virtual Book Club, focusing on bestselling author Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. Each Thursday in September, the club will gather via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Stevenson’s essential account of his time spent representing death row inmate Walter McMillian. Through the lens of McMillian’s case, we’ll invite conversation to better understand systemic racism in our society.

Discussions will be facilitated by Beverly Scruggs, a partner in the Birmingham law firm of Davis & Scruggs. Register in advance by clicking here.

Read more about the series.

Stayed tuned and join us for a variety of programs over the coming weeks. Please direct questions to Programs Director Melanie Bouyer at mbouyer@alabamahumanities.org.

Other learning opportunities

AHF can offer these programs thanks to generous funding from our donors.


AHF is offering weekly links – to materials from literature, history and poetry – for comfort and perspective during the Covid-19 experience. 

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This week marked the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Join us on August 27th as AHF Young Professionals continue the REFLECT, ALABAMA series with “Women’s Suffrage Centennial and Civic Engagement.” A panel of dynamic Alabama women will discuss the history of women who worked to obtain the right to vote and how their legacy manifests itself today.

Further reflection:

In times of grief, loss and anxiety, what brings you solace?

AHF can offer these resources thanks to the good work of our many colleagues and partners in the humanities.