Why Support the Institute for Humane Studies?

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is an education and talent-development organization that engages with students and professors around the country to ensure the ideas of freedom have a strong voice in America’s colleges and universities—institutions that have a decisive impact on young citizens and on public policy.

Our vision is for higher education to be a positive force for greater freedom, opportunity, and well-being for all.

With the support of generous donors like you, IHS makes progress toward this vision by:

  • Reaching millions of college students with the most powerful ideas in human history—the ideas of freedom—through innovative online, on-campus, and in-person educational programs.
  • Connecting students and recent graduates to intellectual and career opportunities as well as to a community of individuals inspired by the power of freedom and ideas.
  • Supporting hundreds of aspiring professors through financial support for their graduate studies, unique career-development programs, one-on-one mentoring, and job placement assistance.
  • Facilitating the impact of our network of more than 12,000 professors, partnering with them to run programs on their campuses and connecting scholars to opportunities to impact policy debates.

Your generous tax-deductible investment enables IHS to transform the lives of college students, change the conversation on college campuses, and support scholarship that contributes to sound public policy.

The Institute is an educational organization described in sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Reach College Students

IHS is the premier provider of education in the ideas of freedom for college students—reaching them online, on campus, and in person. You can help us reach many more.

Support More Professors

IHS alumni professors will teach an estimated 10 million students over the course of their careers. See how you can help increase their ranks and enable their outsize influence.

Impact College Campuses

Bryn Mawr

IHS partners with professors across the country to cultivate a true marketplace of ideas on college campuses by facilitating unique on-campus programs.

Meet Our Community

IHS is dedicated to connecting students and professors in a community of individuals committed to the power of freedom.