FY 2020 Community Grant Program

The 2020 Community Grant Workshop has been postponed until further notice. We will continue monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic to make further adjustments to the 2020 grant schedule, and we will post updates as soon as we are able. 

Please note that the deadlines below may be subject to change. 

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 and register with the federal System for Awards Management (SAM) by the final proposal due date.


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

2020 Community Grant Workshop

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19; Updates posted when available. 

Registration is required. This workshop is a requirement for first-time applicants.

The 2020 Grant Guidelines and Application are available for download as PDFs here:

2020 Community Grant Guidelines

2020 Community Grant Application

A Microsoft Word version of the Grant Application is available via email, and hard copies are available at the Humanities Guåhan office. 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



 March 12 • Thursday

 Announcement of Grant Cycle/Grant Cycle Begins
 Applications available

 Grant Workshop Registration Questionnaire
 Available once Community Grant Workshop is Rescheduled

 Community Grant Workshop
 Humanities Guåhan Office

 June 4 • Thursday
 Preliminary proposals due
 by 5 p.m. in person, or postmarked

 June 30 • Tuesday
 Notification to applicants

 August 7 • Friday
 Final proposals due
 by 5 p.m. in person, or postmarked

 September 2020
 Grant Awards announced



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 or Kimberlee Kihleng at 472-4462, Tues-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or email Bernice at