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2021 Florida Humanities
"American Rescue Plan" Grants Awarded

In Fall 2021, Florida Humanities awarded 129 organizations with a total of $1.88 million — the largest single grants initiative Florida Humanities has ever managed as well as the most funding ever distributed at one time.

From retaining jobs to supporting utility costs, the ARP funds will help the state’s cultural and historic organizations recover from the pandemic’s economic impact as well as maintain delivery of public humanities programming and resources in their communities.

In the “American Rescue Plan Grants Impact Report” below, find more details about the grant and a list of the organizations that received ARP funding.

Hover over icons below for a statewide snapshot of the organizations awarded Florida Humanities “American Rescue Plan” grants. For a complete listing of the ARP awardees, click here.

Florida Humanities Regional Map

Alachua County

  • Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center - $6,000
  • Historic Haile Homestead Inc. - $6,000
  • Matheson History Museum, Inc. - $22,500
  • Neighborhoods United for a Better Alachua, Inc. - $1,000
  • The Actors' Warehouse, Inc. - $7,000

Bay County

  • Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc. - $5,000
  • Historic St. Andrews Waterfront Partnership, Inc. - $10,500

Brevard County

US Space Walk of Fame Foundation - $18,500

Broward County

  • Coral Springs Museum of Art - $25,000
  • Davie School Foundation - $23,500
  • Deerfield Beach Historical Society, Inc. - $10,500
  • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, Inc. - $25,000
  • Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education - $2,500
  • Old Dillard Foundation - $10,000
  • Pompano Beach Historical Society - $6,000
  • Sample-McDougald Preservation Society, Inc. - $21,000
  • Stranahan House, Inc. - $25,000
  • The Empowerment Network, Global, Inc. - $3,000
  • Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc. - $11,500

Citrus County

Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. - $25,000

Collier County

  • Holocaust Museum and Education Center of SWFL - $25,000
  • Marco Island Historical Society - $25,000

Charlotte County

Military Heritage Museum, Inc. - $25,000

Desoto County

DeSoto County Historical Society, Inc. - $3,500

Duval County

  • Beaches Area Historical Society - $25,000
  • Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park - $22,000
  • Mandarin Museum & Historical Society - $4,000

Escambia County

  • Pensacola Historic Preservation Society Inc. - $2,000
  • Pensacola Lighthouse Association, Inc. - $25,000
  • West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. - $25,000

Flagler County

  • African American Cultural Society, Inc. - $9,000
  • Florida Agricultural Museum, Inc. - $24,000

Franklin County

  • Apalachicola Main Street, Inc. - $8,500
  • City of Apalachicola - Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art - $7,000
  • Dixie Theatre Foundation, Inc. - $6,000

Gadsen County

  • Gadsden Arts Inc. - $25,000
  • Havana History & Heritage Society, Inc. - $6,000
  • Quincy Main Street, Inc. - $6,000

Hernando County

  • Brooksville Vision Foundation - $19,500
  • Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Inc. - $14,500
  • GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman's Club - $2,500

Highlands County

  • Highway Park Neighborhood Preservation & Enhancement District Council - $6,000
  • Sebring Historical Society, Inc. - $5,500

Hillsborough County

  • East Hillsborough Historical Society, Inc. - $7,500
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - $25,000
  • Plant City Photo Archives - $12,000
  • Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center - $6,500
  • Ybor City Museum Society, Inc. - $24,500

Indian River County

  • Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation - $16,000
  • Vero Heritage, Inc. - $18,000

Jefferson County

  • Jefferson County Historical Association - $2,500
  • Monticello Opera House - $25,000

Lake County

Trout Lake Nature Center, Inc. - $14,000

Lee County

  • Barrier Island Parks Society, Inc. - $25,000
  • Boca Grande Historical Society, Inc. - $14,000
  • Cape Coral Historical Society Inc. - $11,500
  • Sanibel Historical Museum & Village - $23,000

Leon County

  • Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) - $25,000
  • Florida Association of Museums Foundation - $13,000
  • Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Inc. - $25,000
  • John G. Riley Center & Museum Inc. - $22,500
  • Southern Shakespeare Company - $23,500
  • Theater with a Mission, Inc. - $5,500
  • To The Village Square, Inc. - $24,000

Levy County

Cedar Key Historical Society, Inc. - $6,500

Manatee County

Reflections of Manatee, Inc. - $12,500

Miami-Dade County

  • Bakehouse Art Complex, Inc. - $25,000
  • Fire Haus Projects, Inc. - $7,000
  • Gold Coast Railroad Museum - $25,000
  • Haitian Heritage Museum - $5,500
  • Historic Hampton House Community Trust - $25,000
  • Sephardi Voices USA, Inc. - $6,000
  • Virginia Key Beach Park Trust - $25,000

Monroe County

  • Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation - $8,500
  • Historic Markers, Inc. - $3,000
  • Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, Inc. - $25,000

Nassau County

Amelia Island Museum of History - $25,000

Okaloosa County

  • Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida - $8,000
  • North Okaloosa Historical Association - $4,500

Orange County

  • Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens - $25,000
  • Association to Preserve African American Society, History and Tradition, Inc. - $9,500
  • Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. - $25,000
  • Friends of Casa Feliz, Inc. - $24,500
  • Historical Society of Central Florida - $25,000
  • Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Inc. - $25,000

Osceola County

  • Museum of Military History, Inc. - $25,000
  • Osceola County Historical Society, Inc. - $25,000

Palm Beach County

  • Boca Raton Historical Society Inc. - $24,500
  • Loxahatchee River Historical Society - $25,000
  • Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Inc. - $25,000

Pasco County

Pioneer Florida Museum & Village - $15,000

Pinellas County

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - $24,000
  • Dunedin Historical Museum, Inc. - $25,000
  • Friends of the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum - $3,000
  • Gulfport Historical Society - $2,500
  • Keep St. Pete Lit - $8,500
  • Palm Harbor Historical Society - $5,000
  • Pinellas County African American History Museum - $3,500
  • Saint Petersburg Preservation - $21,000
  • St. Petersburg Museum of History - $25,000
  • [email protected], Inc. - $25,000
  • Your Real Stories, Inc. - $11,000

Polk County

  • Kathleen Area Historical Society - $5,000
  • Lake Wales History Museum - $23,500

Putnam County

Bartram Trail Society of Florida - $3,000

Saint Johns County

  • Fort Mose Historical Society - $3,000
  • Friends of Lincolnville, Inc. - $22,000
  • St. Augustine Film Society - $1,000
  • St. Augustine Historical Society - $25,000
  • St. Johns County Cultural Council Inc. - $25,000
  • The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum - $25,000

Saint Lucie County

  • A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery - $25,000
  • Lincoln Park Main Street - $8,000
  • St. Lucie County Oxbow Eco-Center - $25,000

Sarasota County

  • Englewood Museum - $1,000
  • Lemon Bay Historical Society Inc. - $2,500
  • Vickie O! Heritage Productions, Inc. - $6,000

Seminole County

Goldsboro West Side Community Historical Association, Inc. - $6,000

Sumter County

Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. - $3,500

Volusia County

  • African American Museum of the Arts, Inc. - $3,500
  • Community Healing Project Inc - $1,000
  • DeLand Naval Air Station Museum, Inc. - $3,000
  • Enterprise Preservation Society, Inc. - $4,500
  • Halifax Historical Society & Museum - $10,000
  • Holly Hill Historic Preservation Society - $1,000
  • Ormond Beach Historical Society - $18,500
  • Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Inc. - $23,500
  • Southeast Volusia Historical Society - $11,500
  • West Volusia Historical Society, Inc. - $5,000

$1,878,000

General operating support
awarded to organizations, which includes:

• $1,365,000: staffing, • $220,000: utilities, • $115,000: technology, • $90,000: rent/mortgage, • $90,000: insurance

6,721,000

Number of people annually served
statewide by grant recipients

 

80%

Total funding awarded to organizations with budgets of less than $500,000

Of the 129 organizations awarded, the average annual operating budget was $286,000.

446

Number of jobs retained with Florida Humanities funding

40

Number of Florida counties represented in Florida Humanities funding

Grantees included 13 organizations in seven Rural Areas of Opportunity (DeSoto, Franklin, Gadsden, Highlands, Jefferson, Levy, Putman counties)

Updated: November 2021

Funding
Opportunities

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community partners to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Museum on Main Street, Florida Talks, and more.

Psst, Current Grantees

We’ve created a one-stop-shop of the resources you’ll need to successfully complete your grant’s required tasks: from acknowledgment statements and logos to templated legislative letters, and sample event surveys and evaluations to where to find your Final Report.

Click here to access Resources for Grantees!

Funding
Opportunities

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community partners to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Museum on Main Street, Florida Talks, and more.

Psst, Current Grantees!

We’ve created a one-stop-shop of the resources you’ll need to successfully complete your grant’s required tasks: from acknowledgment statements and logos to templated legislative letters, and sample event surveys and evaluations to where to find your Final Report.

Click here to access Resources for Grantees!

Upcoming Deadlines and Webinars

Book Festival Grants

GrantEd: Book Festival Grants

Join Florida Humanities staff for a 1-hour webinar that walks attendees through our newest funding opportunity. We will cover book festival basics, eligibility, and strategies to ensure your application is the best it can be!

When to attend: June 9 at 10:00 am EST

Community Project Grants

Community Project Grants support locally-driven public humanities programming.  Organizations and institutions across Florida may request up to $10,000.

Deadline to apply: July 20 at 12:00 pm EST

Attend informational webinar: June 10 at 10:00 am EST

Created Equal and Breathing Free Podcast Series

In partnership with Florida Humanities, The Village Square has produced a series of podcasts that include a specially curated set of throwback episodes, along with many new episodes dropping in August and September 2021.

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