With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Louisiana, and generous private sources, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has invested more than $65 million in humanities programs and projects that, together with funds invested by our collaborative partners, represent a total economic impact of $455 million. These programs benefit families and senior citizens, teachers and students, librarians and tourists, filmmakers and scholars, small and large museums, and nationally-recognized festivals, further strengthening common bonds and replenishing Louisiana's fertile culture,
Through 40 years of sustained partnerships across the state and nation, LEH-funded documentary films, radio documentaries, and public humanities events reached an audience of more than 73 million people. More than 1 million Louisianans attended PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME and Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) programs; acquired professional development through Teacher Institutes; browsed KnowLA—the digital encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture; visited the Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners' Hall, LEH's home in New Orleans; read Louisiana Cultural Vistas; and received crucial funding for their projects.
—adapted from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities INVESTMENT AND IMPACT FOR 40 YEARS