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The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is a non-profit, grants-making corporation established in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in 1991. It has maintained 501 (C) 3 tax status since 1994. It is affiliated with and receives annual grant support from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities and additional support from other federal, state and private grants and donations.

A thirteen-member volunteer board of directors, reflecting a broad cross section of the community, governs the Council's programs and three-person staff. The Council administers Council conducted programs and activities overseen by staff and awards competitive Community Grants to groups and organizations in support of humanities projects. The Council's programs and Community Grants are undertaken in accordance with it's Strategic Master Plan. The Council is committed to providing high quality public humanities programming to the people of the Commonwealth.

Read about recent Council programs and activities in our Annual Report for FY 2019. 

Your comments and suggestions are most welcome!

"It is the Northern Marianas Humanities Council's mission to navigate and explore the human experiences of the indigenous and diverse peoples of the Commonwealth by enriching their lives through research, dialogue, programs, and publications.

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