Dear Friends

Since 1973, the Florida Humanities Council (FHC) has empowered Floridians to tell their histories, explore their cultures, and join fellow citizens in civic conversations.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provides over half of the FHC’s funding. We in turn provide grants to, and support programs in, every corner of the state.

On March 16, the proposed 2018 Federal Budget was released; it included the elimination of funding for the NEH. Without such financial support, the FHC will terminate most of our public programming and will most likely need to close our doors.

If you support our work, we need your help today.

Thank you for your consideration.

Steven Merritt Seibert
Executive Director

Humanities Minutes

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Federal funding for the humanities makes a difference in Florida – Our Work 2015-2016

Over the last two years the programs of the Florida Humanities Council touched small towns and big cities in every region of the state. From our family reading and discussion programs and engaging Speakers Series, to our exhibition partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, and summer seminars for teachers and high school students, we are dedicated to convening Floridians in community conversations that bring us together and deepen our understanding of Florida.