The New Hampshire Humanities Council awards grants and develops and sponsors free public programs such as book discussions, workshops, seminars, and conferences led by scholars in literature, history, languages, ethics, philosophy, comparative religion and culture, and the interpretation of the arts. The NHHC works in partnership with state schools and cultural institutions to improve the quality of life for New Hampshire citizens. In their efforts to do so, they have several programs including ones centered on adult literacy, K-12 student and teacher opportunites, and veteran and service member readings and discussions.