CARES Grants


We support the important work of nonprofit organizations and individuals who explore, preserve, and engage us in our shared heritage and community. They help us connect to our histories, understand our rich diversity, express our identities and tell our stories. They help us embody our best selves.

In light of the serious challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important for us that the work they do continues.

At Humanities Guåhan, we're honored to be able to offer support to these organizations and individuals through our newly expanded CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant Program. This program is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Please select which option best suits your needs from the following grant opportunities:


HG CARES Grants for Cultural and Humanities Nonprofits
provide support for cultural and humanities based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Guam that are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential grantees may apply for up to $10,000 in relief funds and use them for operational or programming expenses. These funds do not require a match. Small organizations with limited resources or limited access to support, as well as organizations that serve underserved communities, are encouraged to apply.

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HG CARES Grants for Other Nonprofits provide support for Guam nonprofits with planned or pre-existing cultural & humanities programs through December 31, 2020. These nonprofit organizations must be experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential grantees may apply for up to $10,000 in relief funds and use them toward program expenses only. These funds do not require a match. Small organizations with limited resources or limited access to support, as well as organizations that serve underserved communities, are encouraged to apply.

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HG CARES Grants for Individuals support Guam-based public humanities scholars, recognized traditional teachers and cultural experts with planned public humanities work for 2020, who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential grantees may apply for up to $5,000 in relief funds for planned public humanities work, including educational programs, publicly engaged scholarship, and/or humanities content creation. These funds do not require a match. Scholars, recognized traditional teachers and cultural experts with limited resources or limited access to support, as well as those who serve underserved communities, are encouraged to apply.

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Applications will be reviewed by a panel at regular intervals and will be considered based on need and merit. We will review submissions and notify applicants as expeditiously as possible. We will continue accepting applications until October 1, 2020 or until grant funds are no longer available, whichever date is earlier. Due to limited funds, we may not be able to fund all eligible applicants. We recommend that you use a computer, rather than a mobile device, to complete the Submittable application.

Please contact Bernice at bsantiago@humanitiesguahan.org or 472-4462 for questions relating to eligibility requirements or your application.