Broadcasting Hope Media Grant
Florida Humanities’ Broadcasting Hope Media Grants provide funding to support the development, production and distribution of radio programs, podcasts, digital resources and documentary films that engage audiences with important Florida-focused topics in creative ways. Projects should showcase local communities coming together to inspire hope, broaden perspectives, and foster unity and be grounded in humanities scholarship through thoughtful and balanced perspectives.
All projects must:
- deepen understanding of humanities questions and inspire constructive dialogue with the public.
- approach a subject analytically, presenting a variety of perspectives and viewpoints.
- involve humanities scholar(s) and other subject-area experts in all phases of development and production
- actively engage the general public through accessible program formats, and be free or not cost-prohibitive.
Broadcasting Hope Media Grants offer two levels of funding: Development and Production. Applicants may apply for either a Development or a Production grant, but may not apply for both during the same funding period. Applicants are not required to obtain a Development grant before applying for a Production grant. Please refer to the guidelines below for descriptions of each. A minimum 1:1 cost share is required.
- Development award – up to $25,000
- Production award – up to $50,000
This funding opportunity is open to Florida public media stations, both television and radio, as well as private nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. Organizations that apply for funding must be constituted for nonprofit purposes in Florida.
Applicants may not have a currently open Broadcasting Hope Media Grant, but may have hold another Florida Humanities grant or program (i.e. Community Project Grant, Greater Good: Humanities in Academia, Florida Talks, etc.), so long as the funds are not directed at the same project. Individuals, foreign, or for-profit entities are ineligible for funding.
Application deadline: Stay tuned for 2024 application deadlines!
Funding notification: Early October 2023
Contract period: October 15, 2023 – October 15, 2024
2021 and 2022 Broadcasting Hope Awardees
Looking for inspiration for your project? Explore more information about grants awarded in 2021 and 2022 by clicking the links below:
From a documentary on Allapattah’s immigrant community to a 10-episode podcast covering Florida Humanities topics between 1880-1952, Florida Humanities awarded $200,000 to six projects.
The $75,000 Florida Humanities provided to four projects supported media productions that highlighted historical and current racial injustices and inspired courageous conversations to shift perspectives, foster unity and shape change.