FY 2020 Community Grant Program

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. 
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 by September 29, 2020.

Updated August 8, 2020:
This grant program was originally announced in March 2020, and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the launch of Humanities Guåhan's CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant Program

Applications will now be accepted online only at Please choose "2020 Community Grant Program" from the grant opportunities on the site. Applications will be due online by September 29, 2020. 

Changes to the 2020 Community Grant Program include:
  • The Community Grant Workshop will be held online via Zoom
  • Applications will only be accepted online on Submittable at
  • The preliminary proposal round has been eliminated for the 2020 Grant Cycle
  • SAM Registration is recommended, but not required
  • The Humanities Guåhan office is closed to in-person visits, but community members can contact our staff by email and phone, and/or arrange Zoom meetings to review drafts and ideas. 


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

2020 Community Grant Workshop

Saturday, August 29, 2020 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. online via Zoom
Register Online:
Registration Deadline: August 27, 2020, 12 p.m.
Registration is required. This workshop is a requirement for first-time applicants.

The updated 2020 Grant Guidelines, Application Preview, and Humanities Expert Forms are available for download as PDFs here:

2020 Community Grant Guidelines

2020 Community Grant Application Preview

Form For Humanities Scholars

Form for Traditional Teachers

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



 August 8 • Thursday

 Announcement of Grant Cycle/Grant Cycle Begins
 Applications available

 August 27 • Thursday
 Grant Workshop Registration Questionnaire Due by 12 p.m.

 August 29 • Saturday
 Community Grant Workshop
 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
 Online via Zoom

 September 29 • Tuesday
 Proposals Due Online via Submittable

 October 2020
 Grant Awards announced


Humanities Guåhan Logo

National Endowment for the Humanities Logos

Sample Audience Evaluation Form

Outside Evaluator's Report

Form for Documenting In-Kind Cost Share

Challenge Funding Sample Letter


Final Report - Itemized Payments from HG Grant

Final Report - Itemized Cost Share

All Budget Revisions, Quarterly Reports, and Final Reports for the 2020 Grant Cycle will be submitted on Submittable


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. 

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