Current Funding Opportunities

Since 1973, Florida Humanities has awarded more than $20 million in federal funding statewide in support of the development and presentation of humanities-rich cultural resources and public programs. These projects help preserve Florida’s rich history and heritage, promote civic engagement and community dialogue, and provide opportunities for reflecting on the future of our state.

Whether you are a long-time applicant or an organization newly discovering Florida Humanities, we encourage you to explore our current funding opportunities listed below and reach out to staff with any questions.

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Book Festival Grants; Photo Courtesy of Miami Book Festival

Book Festival Grants

Deadline: At least six months prior to event
Funding Amount: up to $10,000
About: Supports events that celebrate the joy of reading and encourages thoughtful interactions between authors and their readers, and reflect on how literature conveys the human experience.

Questions? Contact:

April Myerscough
Grants Coordinator
[email protected]
727-873-2001

Florida Talks

Deadline: Six weeks before program date.
About: Florida Talks offers nonprofit organizations an accessible way to host engaging speakers through our speakers’ directory. Speakers present on Florida’s history, heritage, and culture through historical and contemporary lenses.

Questions? Contact:
April Myerscough
Grants Coordinator
[email protected]
727-873-2001

Community Project Grants

Community Project Grants

Deadlines: August 7, 2024 at 12 PM EST
Funding Amount: up to $10,000
About: Supports humanities programming that engages the public in thoughtful dialogue and discussion.

Questions? Contact:
[email protected]

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English for Families

Deadlines: June 12, 2024
Funding Amount: up to $8,000
About:  Public libraries and library systems apply for funding to host a multi-week series of interactive classes for adults and children (ages 6-12) that focuses on developing English vocabulary and literacy skills

Questions? Contact:
April Myerscough
Grants Coordinator
[email protected]
727-873-2001

Smithsonian Exhibition Starter Kit: FOOD

Deadlines: Stay tuned for 2025 deadlines
Funding Amount: up to $5,000
About: Florida-based non-profit organizations utilize templated resources as well as virtual and in-person support from the Smithsonian Institution to create exhibitions that capture and share local narratives on Food.

Questions? Contact:
Keith Simmons
Smithsonian Project Coordinator
[email protected]

Summer Reading Program Funding Opportunity

Deadlines: Stay tuned for 2025 deadlines
Funding Amount: up to $3,000
About: Funding opportunity offers public libraries and library systems support for 2024 Summer Reading Programs that complement the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) 2024 theme “Adventure Begins at Your Library”.

Questions? Contact:
April Myerscough
Grants Coordinator
[email protected]
727-873-2001

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