Non-Profit Spotlight… Florida Humanities Council
I selected the Florida Humanities Council (FHC) as my non-profit of the month because of the broad spectrum of its programs and how our community benefits from them.
Mission: FHC is dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world.
Established in 1973 as a private non-profit organization, FHC is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It uses the disciplines of the humanities to develop public programs and resources that explore history, literary and artistic traditions, cultural values, and ethics.
- Provides grants to non-profit organizations to provide public humanities programs and cultural resources in their communities;
- Designs and coordinates workshops for K-12 teachers;
- Conducts heritage tours;
- Operates a humanities speakers bureau; and
- Partners with libraries to provide family literacy programs and cultural exhibits.
You may have read FORUM, its award-winning magazine which is circulated throughout the state. This educational publications provides historic perspective and cultural insight into a wide-range of Florida topics.
Governed by a 25-member board comprised of members of the academic, public, nonprofit and corporate sectors, FHC board members serve a renewable three-year term. Six members of the FHC board are appointed by the Governor. FHC funding comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Florida, and private donations.
To learn more about the Florida Humanities Council, to volunteer, shop on its online store or donate, please visit their website at: Florida Humanities Council – 599 Second Street South – St Petersburg, FL 33701 Phone: 727.873.2000 – E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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