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. 

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. 

2017 Community Grant Program Schedule

January 26 (Thursday)            Announcement of Grant Cycle/Grant Cycle Begins Applications available
February 24 (Friday)               Deadline for Online Pre-Application (—12:00 p.m.
February 25 (Saturday)           Grant Writing Workshop—8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
April 13 (Thursday)                  Preliminary proposals due
June 16 (Friday)                      Final proposals due
July 7 (Friday)                         Grant Awards announced

Download a PDF file of the grant application
Download the 2017 Grant Guidelines
For more information, contact Nedine Songeni or Kimberlee Kihleng at 472-4461 or email