We are excited to announce our  2023 Community Grant Cycle and offer an opportunity for non-profit organizations to receive financial support for humanities programs dedicated to empowering public audiences.

Through our valuable partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Humanities Guåhan is proud to celebrate our commitment to fostering cultural enrichment, community engagement and critical conversations by providing financial support for a range of local non-profit organizations. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $15,000 in funds for humanities programming.

All nonprofit organizations in Guam are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicants must obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) from the System for Award Management (SAM) by October 24, 2023. The requirement for a UEI was established in April 4, 2022 by the federal government to replace the DUNS number. You can apply for a UEI here:

To support prospective applicants, we will be hosting a free Community Grant Workshop on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Humanities Guåhan office, located at 222 Chalan Santo Papa, Reflection Center, Suite 106, Hagåtña, Guam. First-time applicants are required to participate in the Community Grant Workshop in order to be eligible or considered for an award. Sign-up for the Community Grant Workshop by Thursday, August 24, 2023 at The workshop is designed to discuss application details and engage in a range of facilitated activities to help in learning more about the process.

Proposals for the 2023 Community Grant Cycle will be accepted until September 30, 2023, at 5:00 pm ChST. All applications will be accepted via email to our Grants Manager, Leslie Reynolds at Grant awards for the 2023 Community Grant Cycle will be announced on October 24, 2023, recognizing the vision and important work of successful applicants.

Eligible humanities programs may include, not not limited to lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, film or book discussion series, panel discussions, interpretive exhibits, permanent and travelling fairs, festivals, tours, and media productions encompassing publications, radio, television programming, film, and video. We encourage applicants to explore innovative program formats that encourage discussions among diverse audiences.

At Humanities Guåhan, we celebrate the broad spectrum of the humanities, encompassing the study of history, modern and classical language, literature, law, philosophy, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. We embrace interdisciplinary areas like Pacific studies, CHamoru studies, Micronesian studies, Asian studies, American studies, women and gender studies, ethnic studies, folklore, and folklife. Moreover, we welcome humanities projects that apply perspectives to address current political, social, or economic concerns and issues.

Humanities Guåhan is a nonprofit organization deeply committed to supporting the people of Guåhan through foundational support and educational programs. Our mission is to foster community engagement and dialogue, inspire critical thinking, celebrate diversity, and enhance the quality of life for island residents through the transformative power of the humanities.

Important Dates
August 24, 2023 - Deadline for Grant Workshop registration
August 26, 2023 -  Community Grant Workshop
September 30, 2023 - Deadline for proposals
October 24, 2023 - Deadline for obtaining UEI 
October 24, 2023 - Grant awards announced

Please find the required forms for download below:

2023 Community Grant Guidelines
2023 Community Grant Application 
2023 Community Grant Budget Form 
Humanities Scholars Form
Traditional Teachers Form

For further details or inquiries, please contact our grants manager Leslie Reynolds at 472-4462 or via email at