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The American Historical Association, founded in 1884, is the largest association of historians in the world. We promote the critical role of historical thinking in public life, lead the discipline, and advocate for historians everywhere. Together, and with your support, we can continue our important work.

The AHA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

How to Give

There are many ways to support the AHA. We welcome individual contributions, planned and legacy gifts (including bequests, beneficiary and retirement, and charitable income), corporate matches, stock gifts, and donor-advised funds, as well as donated vehicles and purchases made through our Bookshop affiliate link.

What Your Gift Supports

Whether through a one-time gift, pledge, bequest, or vehicle donation, your contribution to the AHA supports a wide range of initiatives and programs.

Advocacy Fund

Contributions to the advocacy fund support the AHA's work protecting the rights and careers of historians, encouraging historical practice in diverse venues, and championing the important role honest history plays in education and culture.

Operating Fund

We use contributions to the general operating fund to support current projects on behalf of the discipline.

AHA Council Annual Meeting Travel Support Fund

Contributions to the Council Annual Meeting Travel Support Fund will subsidize attendance at the annual meeting for graduate students and un/underemployed historians.

Endowment Fund

Income generated from the AHA’s general endowment supports basic operations and provides a reserve for any new programs the AHA might pursue to support research, teaching, and professional activities in the history discipline.

LGBTQ History Research Fund

The AHA's Committee on LGBTQ Status in the Profession is raising funds to support an annual $500 grant to support new and continuing research in LGBTQ history, available to scholars working in all temporal and geographic fields. Open to scholars at all career levels, this grant will especially serve graduate students and early career researchers working on LGBTQ history. We invite donations of any amount to contribute to initial funding for this grant.

Special Funds

The AHA sometimes seeks support for the establishment of new programs or to bolster existing endowed funds. Currently, we are soliciting contributions to the Herbert Feis Award for contributions to public history, the Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history, the James M. Banner, Jr., Lectureship Fund to support an annual lecture on the state of the discipline of history, the James G. Stofer Fund for Teachers for grants to support the participation of community college and public high school teachers in AHA activities and programs, and a new Middle East History Prize for a work of extraordinary scholarly distinction, creativity, and originality in the history of the Middle East, inclusive of Southwest Asia, North Africa, and related territories, since the seventh century.