Florida Humanities awards grants – known as Community Project Grants – to nonprofit organizations and public institutions across Florida whose projects strengthen vibrant communities and cultures, promote civic engagement, spark thoughtful community dialogue, and reflect on the human experience across the Sunshine State.
These grants are designed to support a vast array of projects. Applicants can request up to $5,000 for proposed projects, which should involve a humanities scholar(s), attract diverse audiences, bring the public together for discussion and exchange, and be free and open to the public (or not cost prohibitive). Please see the Community Project Grant Application Guidelines for more information.
Types of Projects We Support
Humanities-rich projects come in all shapes and sizes. Ultimately, these projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative to local communities. Typical projects supported by Community Project Grants include, but are not limited to: interpretive exhibitions, outdoor heritage signage, community conversations, panel discussions following a performance or film screening, and oral history projects.
Community Project Grants, at their core, meet the needs of local communities. While remaining open to funding locally-driven public humanities projects, Florida Humanities may give special consideration to applications that focus on one or more of our five programmatic priorities. Please see our grant guidelines for descriptions of each.
Through a competitive process, these grants are awarded to nonprofits organizations, local municipalities, and cultural, civic, and educational entities. Although eligible for grants, colleges and universities are strongly encouraged to partner with and apply through local nonprofit organizations.
Individuals and for-profit organizations are ineligible for Community Project Grants. Organizations with an open Community Project Grant from a previous cycle are ineligible to apply; all open grants must be closed before submitting a new proposal.
A DUNS and Federal-ID number is required to apply.
Upon award, your organization must be registered or obtain registration on SAM.gov in order to receive grant funding. Registering in SAM.gov is free, and to seek help is free. Download this Quick Start Guide for SAM.gov this quick start guide for registering or renewing with SAM.gov.