Advocate for Florida Humanities

English for Families Reading Program, Orange County Library System
English for Families Reading Program, Orange County Library System

Questions? Contact:

Nashid Madyun
Executive Director
[email protected]
1-727-873-2007

We Need Your Help

Since 1973, Florida Humanities has empowered cultural organizations to preserve and promote the stories of their communities. Collectively, we assist libraries, museums, historical societies, and other organizations to tell their histories, explore their cultures, and join fellow citizens in civic conversations.

Florida Humanities receives over half of its funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Another significant amount comes from Florida’s Department of State, as allocated by the Legislature. Finally, we receive generous gifts from donors. Because over half of our funding comes from public sources, we must constantly articulate a strong case for support.

We need your help to accomplish this task. By engaging in effective communication with your state and federal officials, Florida Humanities can demonstrate the statewide impact of our work.

Special Alert:

During challenging times, the humanities–including history, literature, and philosophy–serve as a reminder of what makes us human and form the fabric of our society. The challenges of COVID-19 demand social distancing. This means Floridians are unable to access schools and workplaces, but museums, libraries, and historical societies also face considerable challenges.

Florida Humanities joins Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance to request emergency funding from Congress for humanities nonprofits. This funding will allow state humanities councils to make emergency grants and support the development of digital resources.

You can help in this effort by urging your Congressional representatives to include funding for the humanities sector in its COVID-19 relief package.

Read the full letter here: https://bit.ly/SupportHumanitiesLetter

Take action here: https://bit.ly/39cvxpY

In the meantime, our staff members are continuing to work remotely to support humanities organizations in Florida and to continue sharing stories to inspire and inform our fellow Floridians about our shared state.

Special Alert:

During challenging times, the humanities–including history, literature, and philosophy–serve as a reminder of what makes us human and form the fabric of our society. The challenges of COVID-19 demand social distancing. This means Floridians are unable to access schools and workplaces, but museums, libraries, and historical societies also face considerable challenges.

Florida Humanities joins Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance to request emergency funding from Congress for humanities nonprofits. This funding will allow state humanities councils to make emergency grants and support the development of digital resources.

You can help in this effort by urging your Congressional representatives to include funding for the humanities sector in its COVID-19 relief package.

Read the full letter here: https://bit.ly/SupportHumanitiesLetter

Take action here: https://bit.ly/39cvxpY

In the meantime, our staff members are continuing to work remotely to support humanities organizations in Florida and to continue sharing stories to inspire and inform our fellow Floridians about our shared state.

Take Action

There are several actions you can take to express your support for Florida Humanities.

Call your Members of Congress to urge them to support funding for Florida Humanities.

Email your Members of Congress to urge them to support funding for Florida Humanities.

Contact your Florida State Representative or Senator in support of Florida Humanities.

Contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations help to sustain and expand our work.

Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram that you support the Florida Humanities.

Resources for Advocates

Florida Humanities 2019 Annual Report

This annual report summarizes our efforts in 2019 as the convener of the humanities in Florida. We continue to be deeply grateful for your support of Florida Humanities.

Florida Humanities CARES Impact Report

Florida Humanities is honored to have granted $875,000 in emergency funds through “Florida Humanities CARES.” This report demonstrates our impact statewide.

Florida Humanities 2020 Programs in review.

The “2020 Program Year in Review” report is an extensive summary of our work over the last year and the positive impact our funding continues to have on communities statewide.

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We need to continue to have programs like this to remind us of our history and bring light to overlooked individuals who have contributed positively to our society.

— Public Program Attendee

We need to continue to have programs like this to remind us of our history and bring light to overlooked individuals who have contributed positively to our society.

— Public Program Attendee

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