Florida Humanities Cares

External Relief Funding for Cultural Organizations

At Florida Humanities, we know this is a tough time for nonprofit cultural organizations across the Sunshine State. In response to the coronavirus crisis, Florida Humanities is compiling a list of external emergency funds for cultural organization in Florida in response to the anticipated effects of the coronavirus on under-resourced and vulnerable communities.

Below is a list of resources that may offer assistance as we navigate this new territory together.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available, so check back often. If you know other resources we can share, please email Lindsey Morrison at [email protected].

Federal Resources

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

NEH Cares: Cultural Organizations: This funding opportunity from NEH will provide grants of up to $300,000 to sustain humanities organizations and preserve jobs in the cultural sector.

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

NEA Cares Act Grant: The National Endowment for the Arts will award funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the country to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.

  • Please see here for additional funding offered in support of the Arts

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U.S. Small Business Administration – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program is an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

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Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP)

APAP has developed a robust list of funding opportunities for performing arts organizations and continues to work alongside national partners to advocate for legislation that supports performing arts organizations, artists and arts workers.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries

The goal of the FY2020 IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries program is to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts regularly maintains a collection of news and resources for the arts and culture field.

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Local Resources

Local Community Foundations:

Florida’s 25 Community Foundations work together to promote philanthropy in our neighborhoods and throughout Florida. Each Florida community foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization created by and for the people of a particular geographic area and overseen by Boards of Directors comprised of volunteer community leaders.

Please visit your local Community Foundation’s webpage to inquire about funding available for cultural organizations in resource to COVID-19.

Panhandle Region

The Panhandle Region is comprised of the following counties: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.

Community Foundation of Northwest Florida
Website: http://www.cfnwf.org

Community Foundation of North Florida
Website: http://www.cfnf.org

North Central

The North Central Region is comprised of the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union.

Community Foundation of North Central Florida
Website: http://www.cfncf.org

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
Website: http://www.jaxcf.org

West Central

The West Central Region is comprised of the following counties: Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, and Sumter.

Manatee Community Foundation
Website: http://www.manateecf.org

Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Website: http://www.floridacommunity.com

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Website: http://www.cftampabay.org

Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Website: http://www.gulfcoastcf.org

Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County
Website: http://ocalafoundation.org

Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Website: https://www.cfsarasota.org

East Central

The East Central Region is comprised of the following counties: Brevard, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia.

Indian River Community Foundation
Website: http://www.ircommunityfoundation.com

Community Foundation of South Lake County
Website: http://www.cfslc.org

Central Florida Foundation
Website: http://www.cffound.org

Community Foundation for Brevard
Website: http://www.cfbrevard.org

GiveWell Community Foundation
Website: http://www.givecf.org

The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie
Website: http://www.yourmccf.org

South

The South Region is comprised of the following counties: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach.

Key Biscayne Community Foundation
Website: http://www.kbcf.org

The Miami Foundation
Website: http://www.miamifoundation.org

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Community Foundation of Broward
Website: http://www.cfbroward.org

Community Foundation of Collier County
Website: http://www.cfcollier.org

Coral Gables Community Foundation
Website: http://www.gablesfoundation.org

Community Foundation of the Florida Keys
Website: http://www.cffk.org

Local Arts Agencies

Local Arts Agencies provide services, support, and programs for arts organizations, artists, and their local communities, and may have created emergency relief funding opportunities for their local communities. Please visit their websites to learn more about funding available within each agency.

Alachua
Alachua Department of Cultural Affairs

http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org

Bay
Bay Arts Alliance

http://www.bayarts.org

Brevard
Brevard Cultural Alliance / VSA Brevard

http://www.artsbrevard.org

Broward
Broward County Cultural Affairs Council

http://www.co.broward.fl.us/arts/

Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Washington
Chipola Regional Arts Association

http://www.chipola.edu/fine-and-performing-arts/CRAA/index.htm

Charlotte
Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County

http://www.charlottearts.org/

Collier
United Arts Council of Collier County

http://www.uaccollier.com

Duval
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

http://www.culturalcouncil.org

Escambia
Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE)

http://www.acepensacola.org

Flagler
Flagler Auditorium
http://www.flaglerauditorium.org

Gadsden
Gadsden Arts, Inc.

http://www.gadsdenarts.org

Gulf
Gulf Alliance for Local Arts, Inc

http://www.gulfalliance.org

Hernando
Hernando County Fine Arts Council

http://www.hernandoarts.org

Highlands
Heartland Cultural Alliance

http://www.heartlandculturalalliance.org

Hillsborough
Arts Council of Hillsborough County

http://www.tampaarts.com

City of Tampa Arts and Cultural Affairs
http://www.tampagov.net/art-programs

Indian River
Cultural Council of Indian River County

http://www.cultural-council.org

Jefferson
Monticello Opera House

http://www.monticellooperahouse.org

Lake
Lake County Cultural Affairs

https://www.lakecountyfl.gov/advisory_boards_and_committees/arts_and_cultural_alliance.aspx

Lee
Arts Council of Southwest Florida

http://www.artcouncilofsouthwestflorida.org/

BIG ARTS
http://www.BIGARTS.org

Lee County Alliance of the Arts
http://www.artinlee.org

Leon
Council on Culture & Arts

http://www.tallahasseearts.org

Liberty
Liberty County Arts Council

http://www.libertycountyartscouncil.org

Manatee
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

https://BradentonGulfIslands.com

Marion
Marion Cultural Alliance

http://mcaocala.com

Ocala Municipal Arts Commission
http://www.ocalafl.org/coo3.aspx?id=1251

Martin
The Arts Council

http://www.martinarts.org

Miami-Dade
City of Coral Gables Cultural Development Board
http://www.coralgables.com/CGWeb/artsculture.aspx

Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
http://www.mbculture.org

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
http://www.miamidadearts.org

Monroe
Monroe Council of the Arts (Florida Keys Council of the Arts)

http://www.keysarts.com

Nassau
Florida Arts Council of Fernandina Beach

http://www.fbfl.us/index.aspx?NID=658

Okaloosa
Okaloosa Arts Alliance, Inc.

http://www.okaloosaarts.org/

Okeechobee
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.

http://www.okeechobeemainstreet.org/

Orange
City of Orlando

http://www.cityoforlando.net/arts/index.htm

United Arts of Central Florida
http://www.unitedarts.cc

Osceola
Osceola Center for the Arts

http://www.ocfta.com

Palm Beach
Palm Beach County Cultural Council

http://www.palmbeachculture.com

Pasco
Pasco Arts Council

http://www.pascoarts.org

Pinellas
Creative Pinellas

http://www.creativepinellas.org

City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation [Department of Cultural Affairs]
http://www.myclearwater.com/gov/depts/parksrec/arts_culture/index.asp

City of St. Petersburg Cultural Affairs
http://www.stpete.org/arts_and_culture/

City of Tarpon Springs Cultural and Civic Services
http://www.ctsfl.us/CulturalServices/CulturalHeritage.html

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
http://www.stpeteartsalliance.org/

Polk
Lake Wales Arts Council

http://lakewalesartscouncil.org/

Polk Arts Alliance
http://www.polkartsalliance.org/

Putnam
Arts Council of Greater Palatka

http://www.artsinputnam.org/

Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Arts & Cultural Foundation

http://www.sracf.org

Sarasota
Sarasota County Arts Council

http://www.sarasotaarts.org

Seminole
Seminole Cultural Arts Council

http://seminoleculturalarts.org

St. Johns
St. Johns County Cultural Council [St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and Greater St. Johns County]

http://www.stjohnsculture.com/

St. Lucie
Arts & Cultural Alliance of St. Lucie, Inc.

http://www.artsinstlucie.org

Volusia
Cultural Council of Volusia County [Volusia County Leisure Services]

http://www.celebratingculture.com

Walton
Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, Inc. [Bayou Arts Center]

http://www.culturalartsalliance.com

Washington
Washington County Arts Council

http://www.washingtoncountyartscouncil.org/

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