Humanities Texas, formerly the Texas Council for the Humanities, is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Established by the Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports research, education, and public programs in the humanities.
Humanities Texas is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization incorporated by the State of Texas in 1972. A volunteer board governs Humanities Texas; the Governor of Texas appoints six board members, and the board fills the other vacant seats through a statewide, open nominations process.
Humanities Texas receives its primary funding through federal appropriations to the NEH and additional support from foundations, corporations, and individuals.