Vermont Humanities

2021 Annual Report

Facing the unique challenges of our "new normal"

In 2021, many Vermonters felt the grip of the pandemic loosen, but also faced unique challenges of our “new normal.” We began to convene together to share stories and experiences, yet all through the lens of a changed world. As we look to the future of Vermont Humanities, we’ll re-imagine our work by making equity, accessibility, and accountability central to everything we do. In this way we’ll respond to the ongoing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity of these times.

In 2021, 31,365 people took part in 562 activities hosted by us or by our community partners.  We also gave nearly $169,000 in humanities grants to 52 Vermont organizations.

Along with the Vermont Arts Council, we gave $1.2 million to 146 Vermont cultural organizations in 2021 through the Vermont Cultural Recovery Program through a collaborative grant program made possible by American Rescue Plan Act funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

View 2021 At A Glance Graphic

2021 Annual Report Pages

Best Photos from 2021

Compelling photos from our Words in the Woods, Humanities Camps, and other programs in 2021.

2021 Grant Recipients

In 2021 we gave nearly $169,000 in humanities grants to 52 Vermont organizations. The grants program, the oldest of our many programs, provides funds for diverse and dynamic humanities activities throughout the state.

2021 Statement of Financial Position

Revenue, expenses, assets, liabilities, and net assets for Vermont Humanities at the conclusion of Fiscal Year 2021.

Thank You to Our Donors

Our work depends on the generosity of our many donors and volunteers. In 2021, we received 739 donations from individuals, businesses, and foundationst. We are grateful to each of you!

Year in Review Video

Vermont Humanities staffers describe the virtual visit to Vermont by author Angie Thomas, a humanities camp focused on indigenous knowledge, our Words in the Woods collaboration, and our Fall Conference on climate change and the humanities.

Vermont Humanities*** August 12, 2022