Humanities Guåhan Announces Opening of 2020 Community Grant Cycle


Date:             March 12, 2020
Contacts:     Kimberlee Kihleng, Executive Director •
                      Bernice Santiago, Program Coordinator •
Phone:         472-4462

Humanities Guåhan 2020 Grant Cycle – Call for Proposals

Hagåtña, GU – Humanities Guåhan is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 Community Grant Cycle!

Working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Guåhan provides financial support to nonprofit organizations, institutions and ad-hoc groups for humanities programs aimed at public audiences.

Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 in matching funds for humanities programming. Preliminary proposals will be due on June 4, 2020; final proposals will be due on August 7, 2020. Grant application forms and grant guidelines are available online at:

Any nonprofit organization or ad-hoc group operating in Guam is eligible to apply for a grant. An applicant need not be incorporated or tax-exempt, but must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and register with the federal System for Awards Management (SAM) by the final proposal due date.

All who are interested are strongly encouraged to contact Program Coordinator Bernice Santiago at Humanities Guåhan prior to applying for a grant, at 472-4462 or

Humanities Guåhan will offer a free Community Grant Workshop for prospective applicants:

2020 Community Grant Workshop
Saturday, April 18, 2020 • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Humanities Guåhan • 222 Chalan Santo Papa, Reflection Center, Suite 106, Hagåtña, Guam
Register Online:
Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 12 p.m.
Registration is required. This workshop is a requirement for first-time applicants.

If circumstances change in our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Humanities Guåhan will follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health officials. We will provide updates, reschedule or cancel the workshop as needed, and work with registered applicants to reschedule or make other arrangements.

Humanities programs that are eligible for the 2020 Community Grant include, but are not limited to: lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, film or book discussion series, panel discussions, interpretive exhibits, permanent and traveling fairs, festivals and tours, and media productions including publications, radio and television programming, and film and video. Humanities Guåhan encourages applicants to design innovative program formats and programs that stimulate discussion between diverse groups.

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 Pacific studies, CHamoru studies, Micronesian studies, Asian studies, American studies, women and gender studies, ethnic studies, and the study of folklore and folk life. Humanities projects may also apply humanities perspectives to current political, social or economic concerns and issues.

Grant awards will be announced in September 2020.

Humanities Guåhan is a nonprofit organization that provides foundational support and educational programs for the people of Guam. The mission of Humanities Guåhan is to foster community engagement and dialogue, inspire critical thinking, celebrate diversity and enrich the quality of life of island residents through the power of the humanities.

For more information, please contact Bernice Santiago or Kimberlee Kihleng at 472-4462, Tues-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or email Bernice at