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A Message from Matthew Gibson

This weekend's events in Charlottesville are a tragic reminder of what bigotry and intolerance can do to a community.

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Announcing Twelve New Grants

VFH announces $65,200 in recent grants to twelve nonprofit organizations.


News & Stories

Virtual Tour of Climate-Change-Endangered Tangier

VFH’s Encyclopedia Virginia Announces New VR Tour of Island

Culture & Identity | History | VFH News

New Leadership for History United

Announcing New Leadership for Community History Program

Culture & Identity | History | VFH News

Argentinian Bluegrass Band Che Apalache

Virginia Folklife Program Announces Summer Tour

Culture & Identity | Folklife | VFH News

Refuge in the Valley

New exhibit tells stories of Harrisonburg refugees

Culture & Identity | Global Virginia | Grants | VFH News

Because of VFH...

1.3 million

People reached by our Grant Program each year


Students in VA write to their favorite authors each year through Letters About Literature

$5.4 million

Invested in humanities programs across Virginia last year

Apply for a Grant From VFH

Open grant deadline October 15, 2017


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Application Deadline: December 1