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Delaware Humanities offers three kinds of grants:

Opportunity Grants

Opportunity Grants offer up to $3,000 for smaller projects or planning periods for larger projects. Applications can be submitted year-round, and while matching funds are required, matching can be waived in some circumstances.

Vision Grants

Vision Grants are available from $3,001 – $15,000 for major humanities projects. Matching funds are required.  Deadlines for the Fall Cycle for FY21 are as follows: Friday, October 2, 2020 for rough drafts, and Friday, November 13th for final drafts. Rough drafts are REQUIRED for Vision Grants. 

Democracy and the Informed Citizen Grants

Democracy and the Informed Citizen grant projects can range from $1,000 – $3,000, require matching funds, and will focus on the essential role that journalism and the humanities play to create an informed citizenry, the foundation of our democracy.  These grants are made possible by the Federation of State Humanities Council with a $1.75 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. Deadlines are rolling, but the projects must be completed on or before June 31, 2021.  To apply, use the Opportunity Grant application form and indicate that you are applying for a Democracy and the Informed Citizen grant.

CARES Act Recover Grants

Delaware Humanities will be receiving funding from the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide relief for humanities based organizations.  Visit the CARES Act Recover Grants for more information.  The second round application opens July 10, 2020 and closes July 24, 2020.



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  • Black Lives Matter in Delaware

    June 10, 2020

    The killing of George Floyd has brought attention once again to systemic racial inequalities in America, and a lot has already been said. Rather than reiterate what so many in the Black community have been saying for generations, Delaware Humanities would instead like to place a spotlight on those voices in our state.

    There is never a better time to listen to those most affected by the ongoing atrocity of racism and injustice. The humanities help us to understand what it means to be human. With such a wide array of human experiences across cultures and communities, the only way to truly understand is to engage in the learning process both actively and reflectively….


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  • Delaware Humanities COVID-19 Message

    March 16, 2020

    Delaware Humanities believes that public health and safety are top priorities.

    With the growing prevalence of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, in Delaware, we are monitoring on a daily basis both federal and state guidance on how to minimize exposure to and spread of the virus. The health and peace of mind of our staff, board, partners, grantees, and program participants will guide our decision-making in the coming weeks.

    We will post updates on our website. We will also keep our calendar up to date. We recommend that you periodically visit us here at our website and on our calendar of events for the latest information on the status of program and grant-supported events.


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  • No Longer Available

    March 12, 2020

    ATTENTION: Delaware Humanities web and email communications will no longer be available at the domain As of now, ALL online communication and resources will utilize the domain

    For Partners: All promotional materials referencing the Delaware Humanities website and contact information for our staff should use


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  • Fall Cycle Vision Grants Awarded!

    January 30, 2020

    Congratulations to all of our newly minted grantees – we awarded 7 Vision Grants, with funds totaling $68,750.00!

    * Bowers Beach Maritime Museum: Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash
    * Delaware Historical Society: Women, Politics, and Activism Public Program Series
    * Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League: Delaware Main Street Marshall Plan Speaker Series
    * One Village Alliance: Girls Can Do Anything 2020!
    * Choir School of Delaware: Brush Up Your Shakespeare
    * The Colored Conventions Project/University of Delaware: Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Civil and Voting Rights Pioneer from Wilmington to Canada West
    * The Delaware Contemporary: A Contemporary Centennial: Representation Today


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