The Whiting Foundation provides support for writers, editors, educators, and the librarians and archivists who preserve our shared cultural heritage.

By nurturing new creations and expanding access to art and insight, we work to help bring about a world where everyone can engage deeply with the richness of literature and the humanities.

Congratulations to the 2024 Whiting Award Winners! Browse their books at Book Culture.

The application window for the 2024 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant is open! Apply by April 23.


We support writing through the Whiting Award for emerging writers, Creative Nonfiction Grant, and Literary Magazine Prizes


We support humanities faculty through the Public Engagement Fellowship and Seed Grant

Cultural Heritage

We support the preservation and dissemination of endangered heritage around the world