Partnership Grants for Community Organizations

Deadline: 2013 deadline has now passed. No additional applications will be accepted at this time.

FHC awards two-year partnership grants (up to $8,000) to non-profit community organizations interested in designing and conducting annual series of humanities programs.  Organizations must host a minimum of two to four programs annually that clearly relate to a well-defined central theme.  Theme may change from year one to year two.  Examples of previously funded partnership grants can viewed in the “Featured and Awarded” section.

All projects must be:

  • rooted in one or more 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, especially those related to Florida and/or of interest to Floridians


Applicants are also encouraged to extend the reach of their project through the development of complementary resources that may include, but are not limited to: audio and/or video recording of scholar presentations for public broadcast or posting on a website, suggested reading lists (print or on-line), and/or classroom resources such as lesson plans.

Special consideration may also be given to projects that:

  • reach new and/or underserved audiences
  • build on partnerships between two or more organizations or institutions
  • address FHC's Viva Florida 2013 initiative which commemorates Ponce de Leon's landing on Florida's east coast. (Click here for more information about the initiative).

Eligibility and Requirements:

Before beginning the application process, all applicants must review the “Common Questions” section of the website for general eligibility guidelines and grant requirements. Any Florida non-profit organization that currently does not have an open FHC grant, is eligible to apply. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis and are dependent on the availability of federal funds.

Application Materials:

  • Deadline:  July 15, 2013 at 4 p.m. (EST)
  • Amount:  Up to $8,000
  • Award period: August 15, 2013 - May 31, 2015. All grant activities must occur during the award period and begin no sooner than 6 - 8 weeks from the award notificiation date.
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