FY 2019 Community Grant Program

Humanities Guåhan is pleased to announce the opening of the Humanities Guåhan Community Grant Cycle for 2019.  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.

A free Community Grant Workshop will be offered on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Humanities Guåhan office for those who wish to apply during the 2019 grant cycle. The workshop is a requirement for first-time applicants. To register, please submit a registration questionnaire for the workshop online at no later than 12 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019. 

The 2019 Grant Guidelines and Application are available for download here:

2019 Community Grant Guidelines

2019 Community Grant Application

Hard copies are also available at Humanities Guåhan, Suite 106, Reflection Center, 222 Chalan Santo Papa, Hagåtña, Guam. 


 March 8 • Friday

 Announcement of Grant Cycle/Grant Cycle Begins
 Applications available

 April 18 •  Thursday
 Grant Workshop Registration Questionnaire
 Due by 12 p.m. for first-time applicants:
 April 20 • Saturday
 Grant Writing Workshop: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Humanities Guåhan Office
 June 6 • Thursday
 Preliminary proposals due
 by 5 p.m. in person, 11:59 p.m. postmark
 July 2 • Tuesday
 Preliminary proposal notification to applicants

 August 9 • Friday
 Final proposals due
 by 5 p.m. in person, 11:59 p.m. postmark

 September 2019
 Grant Awards announced



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. 

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.

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