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.

We are pleased to announce that Guma' Mami, Inc. was recently awarded a $10,000 grant for their project, Do You See Me Now: Exploring Stigma through the Eyes of Persons with Disabilities, which seeks to promote critical dialogue and knowledge about personal and community issues faced by persons of disabilities and their families through photography, poetry, and discussion.

2018 Community Grant Cycle - CLOSED                   

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.

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