Florida Humanities awards grants – known as Community Project Grants – to nonprofit organizations and public institutions across Florida whose projects strengthen vibrant communities and cultures, promote civic engagement, spark thoughtful community dialogue, and reflect on the human experience across the Sunshine State.
- be rooted in the humanities
- involve humanities advisors, scholar(s), and/or community experts.
- attract diverse audiences
- bring the public together (even if virtually) for discussion
- be free and open to the public (or not cost prohibitive)
- Racial Injustice: Sharing stories and perspectives highlighting historical and modern race-based inequities and injustices that disadvantage(d) communities of color, employing the humanities to bring communities together in constructive dialogue.
- Civics and Democracy: Current issues in American democracy and civics including but not limited to voting, suffrage, the power of protest, voting rights, voter suppression, contested elections, and ideological polarization.
- Water: Water as an essential component of life on the planet (environmentally, culturally, and historically), using the humanities to examine a community’s relationship with water as it relates to their cultural history.
- Public Health: The impact of public health issues on the sustainability of Florida’s communities within a diverse, globalizing world, exploring the continuity and change of cultural heritage in relation to public health crises, including global pandemics.
- Immigrant and Refugee Stories: Programs that share refugees’ and immigrants’ personal accounts and perspectives, using the humanities to compassionately reflect upon community challenges and triumphs in the increasingly diverse and changing Florida landscape.
- Community conversations
- Digital and audio humanities projects
- Interactive websites that function as public humanities programs
- Museum exhibitions with related programming
- Oral history projects with post-project community engagement
- Outdoor heritage signage with post-development community engagement
- Panel Discussions following theatrical productions
- Public lecture series and panel discussions
- Through a competitive process, these grants are awarded to nonprofits organizations, local municipalities, and cultural, civic, and educational entities. Although eligible for grants, colleges and universities are strongly encouraged to partner with and apply through local nonprofit organizations.
- Individuals and for-profit organizations are ineligible for Community Project Grants. Organizations with an open Community Project Grant from a previous cycle are ineligible to apply; all open grants must be closed before submitting a new proposal.
For more information, visit https://floridahumanities.org/funding-opportunities/community-project-grants/