Working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Guåhan provides financial support to nonprofit organizations and institutions for humanities programs aimed at public audiences. Any nonprofit group or organization operating in Guam is eligible to apply for a grant.  An organization need not be incorporated or tax-exempt.

2018 Community Grant Program Schedule                   

January 23
  Announcement of Grant Cycle/Grant Cycle Begins
January 23
  Applications Available
February 23
  Submission and HG approval are requirements to attend the Grant Workshop. 
February 24
  Grant  Workshop, Humanities Guåhan Office, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
  This grant workshop is a requirement for first-time HG Community Grant applicants.  
April 12
  Preliminary Proposals Due
  In Person to Humanities Guåhan Office: on or before 5 p.m. | Postmark: on or before 11:59 p.m.
May 8
  Preliminary Proposal Applicants notified of findings.
June 15
  Final Proposals Due
  In Person to Humanities Guåhan Office: on or before 5 p.m. | Postmark: on or before 11:59 p.m.
July 18
  Grant Awards Announced
The humanities include but are not limited to the study of history, modern and classical language, literature, law, philosophy, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism and theory of the arts.  Anthropology, archeology and political science are also considered part of the humanities, as are interdisciplinary areas, such as women and gender studies, American studies, ethnic studies, and the study of folklore and folk life. Projects may also apply humanities perspectives to current political, social or economic concerns and issues.

Humanities Guåhan offers three grant formats: mini grants, regular grants, and media projects.  Funded projects take many different forms.  Eligible formats for programs may include, but are not limited to:  public forums—lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, film or book discussion series, and panel discussions; the development and fabrication of interpretive exhibits, permanent and traveling fairs, festivals and tours; media productions—newspaper articles, radio and television programming, film and videotape.  Humanities Guåhan encourages innovative program formats, particularly programs that stimulate discussion between diverse groups. 

Humanities Guåhan hosts grant writing workshops for interested applicants at the start of the grant cycle each year, typically in January or February.

2018 Community Grant Program Forms  

Complete Application Packet (PDF): 
Instructions & Forms (as Standalone PDFs): 
The 2018 Humanities Guåhan Grant Application and standalone forms are available here as Adobe PDF fillable forms. We highly recommend that you view and fill these forms using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software, available as a free download from Adobe Systems. Please save these files to your computer before filling them, in lieu of filling them in your browser's PDF viewer. 

2018 Grant Application Packets are also available via email or as hard copies at our Humanities Guåhan office, Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., or on Saturday by appointment. 

For more information, contact Bernice Santiago or Kimberlee Kihleng at 472-4461 or email