Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Utah Humanities Council

Ideas in Action

aka Utah Humanities

Salt Lake City, UT

Mission

We empower individuals and groups in Utah to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities.

Ruling Year

1988

Executive Director

Jodi Graham

Main Address

202 West 300 North

Salt Lake City, UT 84103 USA

Keywords

dialogue, civility, civic engagement, building capacity, museums, libraries, literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, ethics, jurisprudence

EIN

87-0307076

 Number

2526126497

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Utah Humanities aims to improve Utah communities through the humanities.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Center for the Book ~ Annual Book Festival and Monthly Programming

Center for Community Heritage ~ Museum on Main Street, Heritage Workshops, and Beehive Archive

Center for Educational Access ~ Clemente and Venture Courses

Center for Local Initiatives ~ Community Conversations and Grant Opportunities

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Average grant amount

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

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General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars given by new donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We believe that the humanities can affect society and improve lives. To meet our mission, we partner with individuals and groups who want to put humanities ideas into actions that have a positive impact on their communities. UH's programs and services provide opportunities for open discussions of important community issues, build capacity among cultural and educational organizations, and provide seed money for local initiatives.

An important goal of Utah Humanities is that all Utahns come to understand and appreciate the value of the humanities in daily life. To achieve this, we are committed to creating communities in which the meaning of the humanities is explored; to serving all Utahns, particularly those not traditionally served by other cultural and educational institutions; to achieving broad citizen participation; to fostering a humanities network linking scholars and organizations; and to advocating for the humanities among policymakers and the public. We respond to a diversity of needs through program delivery, grants, advisory support, and dissemination of information.

To ensure success with our programs, we partner and collaborate with many types of organizations: libraries, historical societies, museums, schools and colleges, civic and service organizations, public radio and television stations, local and state government agencies, arts and humanities councils, ad hoc groups, and others.

• Prioritize resources to maintain and grow the core programs that are yielding the strongest results in accomplishing our mission of enriching the lives of Utahns through thought-provoking opportunities to explore and engage with the humanities.

• Continue to build and increase our development efforts.

• Increase awareness of Utah Humanities and its programs among current partners and underserved audiences.

• Maintain organization continuity plans, policy & procedures manuals, technology capabilities, and responsible fiscal management.


• Annually evaluate program impact and areas of need.

For 43 years, we have a solid track record and sterling reputation as a leader in Utah's cultural and educational sectors. UH has strong support from both private and public sectors. Current and former board members represent all areas of the state and diverse professional backgrounds. Utah Humanities has a talented and dedicated board and staff and a broad network of relationships with cultural, educational, and civic institutions and people throughout the state.

Through careful annual assessment of strategic plan goals, strategies, and benchmarks.

Utah Humanities has a forty three year track record of serving geographic, ethnic, professional, and other communities throughout the state. We see our organization evolving over the next three to five years toward a more focused version of what it is today, demonstrating real and lasting community impact.

External Reviews

Awards

The Schwartz Prize 2014

Federation of State Humanities Councils

National Humanities Medal 2015

President Barack Obama/White House

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Financials

Utah Humanities Council

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
UH has a long-standing priority of recruiting a diverse board in terms of ethnicity, race, religion, age, socio-economic status, profession, experience, community connections, geography, and sexual orientation (in all its forms). All UH board members are expected to bring the interests of their various communities (reflected in our definition of diversity) to UH’s work and to serve as ambassadors for UH within these same groups. Each year, the board develops a list of priority criteria for new members, depending on current organizational goals and challenges. We invite applications and nominations from the general public, current and former board and staff members, as well as self-nominations. We cultivate relationships with people from specific geographic areas, ethnic groups, or other underrepresented communities who might become interested in future board membership.