Since 1971, the Florida Humanities Council has awarded more than $8 million statewide in support of the development and presentation of humanities-rich cultural resources and public programs. These programs and resources help preserve Florida’s rich history and heritage, promote civic engagement and community dialogue, and provide opportunities for reflecting on the future of our growing state.

Portrait of Kevin McGurk, Army Reserves, Captain, painted by Matt Mitchell. 100 Faces of War.

About our Grant Program

With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, FHC grants primarily respond to the needs of local communities, but they often address topics of statewide interest. FHC is particularly interested in projects that are collaborative, attract diverse audiences, encourage active participation from the public, and explore humanities topics and disciplines in interesting and engaging ways.

Before you apply

Before beginning the application process, please review the following general eligibility guidelines and grant requirements.

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Community Project Grants

Deadlines Notification Contract Period Funding Amount
3/16/2018 at 12pm EST 5/1/2018 5/1/2018 – 4/30/2019 Up to $5,000
5/18/2018 at 12pm EST 7/1/2018 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019 Up to $5,000
07/20/2018 at 12pm EST 9/1/2018 9/1/2018 – 8/31/2019 Up to $5,000

Community Project grants provide support for the planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities.

All projects must:
  • be rooted in one or more of the disciplines of the humanities
  • enlist the participation of humanities scholars and/or experts in the project’s planning and execution, and
  • engage the public in thoughtful and informed activities that explore humanities topics, including those related to Florida and/or topics of interest to Floridians
Special consideration may be given to the following:
  • proposals from organizations with annual budgets of less than $1 million
  • projects that reach new and/or underserved audiences
  • projects that build on partnerships between two or more organizations or institutions

Before beginning the application process, please review the general eligibility guidelines and grant requirements included below and in the “before you apply” section.

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100 Faces of War - Special Initiative Grant

Application deadline: Open. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
Notification date: Award decisions will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis within 30 days following receipt of application.
Amount: Up to $20,000. Minimum 1:1 cost share required. Approved applicant will be required to submit an AAM General Facility Report to the Smithsonian Institution following award notice from FHC. FHC funding will be contingent upon approval of the General Facility Report and submission to FHC of a completed exhibition contract with the Smithsonian Institution.

About the Exhibit

In recognition of the importance of the humanities both in helping Americans to understand the experiences of service members and in assisting veterans as they return to civilian life, the Florida Humanities Council has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to bring the acclaimed 100 Faces of War traveling exhibit to Florida.

Through the eyes of soldiers who participated in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters, 100 Faces of War gives voice to the warriors among us. Featuring 100 personal essays and oil portraits of veterans from every state and the District of Columbia, the subjects statistically represent the demographics of Americans who have served in these conflicts.

100 Faces of War seeks to inspire a greater understanding of the impact of war both on the individual and on American society as a whole. The exhibition raises questions, through the essays, of national identity, of the veteran’s place in our society, of the moral, human and economic costs of war, and of the stereotypes that color our understanding of these two wars.

The exhibit is scheduled to tour nationally from September 2018 to November 2020.  Florida venues may be added to the national tour for the following dates:

  • 3/30/19 – 6/23/19
  • 10/26/19 – 1/19/20
  • 5/23/20 – 8/16/20
  • 9/5/20 – 11/29/20

Interested venues must thoroughly review the Application Guidelines below for specific venue requirements outlined by the Smithsonian Institution. All proposals must include a plan for complementary public programming.

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Previously Funded Grants

Here we highlight recently funded grants as well as some of those funded in the past. We encourage you to spend some time with them and hope they inspire you and your community to create your own humanities project.

  • 2016 – 2017 | PDF
  • 2015 – 2016 | PDF
  • 2014 – 2015 | PDF
  • 2013 – 2014 | PDF

Grant Forms and Resources

These forms and resources are for use by agencies that have been awarded a grant from FHC.

For all grantees:

  • Event Listing Form | LINK
  • Cash Request Form | PDF
  • Grant Change Request Form | PDF
  • Sample Audience Evaluation Form | PDF
  • Sample Legislative Letter | PDF
  • Find your legislators | LINK

Community Project Grantees (up to $5,000):

All final reports can be found in the organization’s online account.

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Major grantees only:

  • Project Director’s Interim Report | PDF
  • Project Director’s Final Report | PDF
  • Final Financial Report | PDF

Please note that Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to access pdf forms. A free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for download for both Mac and PC systems by clicking here. If you would like to save your forms as completed fill-in forms you will need Acrobat Pro which can be purchased by non-profit organizations at a reasonable discount by clicking here.

Logo Use and Acknowledgement

Awarded funds are provided by the Florida Humanities Council through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. All materials publicizing or resulting from award activities must contain an acknowledgement of the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities support and carry the appropriate logo. The acknowledgement must also include the following statement:

“Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

When possible, publicity must also include one of the Florida Humanities Council logos below: