Community Grant Program

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the initial lockdown of the island due to COVID-19 in March 2020, Humanities Guåhan has suspended in-person public programs and limited in-person visits to our office until further notice. We have thus transitioned to online programming and shifted our focus to launching and managing our CARES and SHARP Emergency Relief Grant Programs, as well as the 2019 and 2020 Community Grant recipients. Given these additional COVID-related emergency grant programs, the 2021 Community Grant cycle has been suspended. Eligible Guam-based nonprofit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the ongoing pandemic are encouraged to apply under SHARP Emergency Relief Grant Program.

For inquiries about grant opportunities, we encourage the public to communicate with us via email, and we will post updates as soon as we are able.


Working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Guåhan through our Community Grant program, provides financial support to nonprofit organizations, institutions and ad-hoc groups for humanities programs aimed at public audiences. These programs include lectures, workshops, film or book discussions, exhibits, film or video programs, and more.

Humanities Guåhan offers three main categories of grants: mini grants for short-range, low-cost projects; media grants for projects with an electronic component; and regular grants for all other kinds of projects.

Humanities programs that are eligible for funding 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. Applicants are encouraged 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.
Grant Workshop
Our Community Grant Workshop provides you with an introduction to our grantmaking process, and helps you understand how to shape and refine your project ideas into competitive grant proposals. This workshop is a requirement for first-time applicants. Because the 2021 Community Grant cycle has been suspended, there are no Community Grant Workshops scheduled at this time.

Interested in exploring our application process? A recent copy of our Grant Guidelines, Application Preview, and Humanities Expert Forms are available for download as PDFs below. When a new grant cycle opens, we will upload a more current version of these forms.


Final Report
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 Grant Manager Leslie Reynolds at Humanities Guåhan prior to applying for a grant, at 472-4462 or