Support the OAH

Help to advance the study, teaching, and presentation of American history by making a donation today.

The mission of the Organization of American Historians is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, to encourage wide discussion, and to advocate for history and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.

We are able to fulfill our mission in large part due to the generous support of our donors. OAH thanks you for your support.

Annual Gifts

The Organization of American Historians is pleased to promote the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American History. We are able to continue our mission thanks in great part to the generous support of our donors. Our dues and conference fees are kept low to encourage all those who study American history to join us. Therefore, we rely on the philanthropic support of our members to enhance our offerings, and your assistance is essential to our efforts to grow and improve.

Planned Giving

Your support can create a lasting impact. Explore our new Raintree Society to learn about how a planned gift can benefit generations of historians to come. We are excited to work with you to align your philanthropic goals with the future success of the OAH.

Prize Funds

The OAH proudly sponsors a variety of prestigious awards, prizes, fellowships, and grants that recognize exceptional scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history. Click below to learn more about how you can make a donation and support these important initiatives. Your generous contribution will directly contribute to recognizing excellence in American history and fostering future achievements.

Other Ways to Support


OAH offers sponsorship opportunities across a range of programming, from the annual conference to webinars and our quarterly magazine, The American Historian. As a sponsor, you are recognized as an OAH partner to our 6,000+ members. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities email us at


Advertising with OAH provides an opportunity to reach OAH’s broad community of historians across print, digital, and programming offerings.


Every year, OAH provides numerous volunteer opportunities for members to donate their time in support of the organization. As a volunteer, you can connect with other OAH members and make an essential impact on the organization and the historical profession.