Florida Humanities works to preserve, promote and share the history, literature, culture and personal stories that offer Floridians a better understanding of themselves, their communities and their state.

Since 1973, Florida Humanities has been the statewide, nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). As a grantmaker, we have awarded more than $20 million in support of statewide cultural resources and public programs strongly rooted in the humanities. These programs preserve Florida’s diverse history and heritage, promote civic engagement and community dialogue, and provide opportunities to reflect on the future of Florida. This year, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we invite you to learn more about the organization, how we work and our impact across the state.


• Support libraries, museums, historical societies, public institutions and other cultural organizations with funding opportunities

• Deliver statewide humanities-based public programs, initiatives & a variety of resources

• Share stories through our award-winning magazine, FORUM, and Florida Stories Walking Tours app

• Partner with national cultural organizations, such as Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress


Now in our 50th year, Florida Humanities’ ongoing mission to preserve and share the history and cultures of Florida has made a profound impact in all regions across the state. The videos below tell the story of the history of our organization.


Our impact across the state has enriched the lives of Floridians and their communities and the work of our funded partners. We’ve invested more than $20 million in supporting public humanities programs and initiatives, from exhibitions, community conversations, cultural events, book festivals, family literacy programs, documentaries and podcasts. And, with our award-winning magazine, FORUM, we are dedicated to sharing stories that expand and deepen our understanding of Florida.

Read Our 2022 Annual Report

The 2022 fiscal year was a major milestone for Florida Humanities, as we distributed our largest grant ever and launched a new Membership Program. See how the work of Florida Humanities came alive in your community through our Annual Report, which outlines in details the impact of funding and initiatives across the state.


How You Can Help


Interested in supporting our work? Please consider becoming a Florida Humanities member. Your annual membership will help us continue to keep the humanities thriving in the Sunshine State by strengthening our work and uplifting cultural organizations throughout the state! All membership levels include the latest issue of FORUM magazine delivered straight to your door three times a year! Explore the levels to find the one that’s right for you.


Stay Connected!


Stay updated about the latest Florida Humanities news, programs and activities happening around the state. Sign up to receive newsletters about free public programs, special events announcements and funding opportunities available to nonprofits across the state.

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Sign-up to receive notices of free public programs, announcements about our special events, funding alerts from our Grants program, and to receive our award-winning FORUM magazine.


Take a Walking Tour

Florida Stories Walking Tours

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Explore an Exhibit

Museum on Main Street Exhibit

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Attend an Event

Local Color event, Tallahassee, 2018

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