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Winter 2020/2021 brings a new Vision for Grants:

  • We are implementing our Strategic Plan (more to follow), so we’re embarking on a Listening Tour to learn about how we can best serve Delawareans through the grants we award and the programming we do
  • During this time, our Spring Vision Grants – normally solicited in early April, will be paused.
  • We will continue to process and award Opportunity Grants throughout 2021 to qualified Delaware nonprofit organizations.
  • Our supporters can best stay informed by visiting our website, signing up for our newsletter, or following us on Facebook and Instagram as our grant-making evolves to meet your unique needs as Delawareans.
  • If you have specific questions about DE Humanities grant-making, please contact Erin, our Grants Officer via email at: or by phone at: 302-657-0650 ext. 114.
  • We’re enthusiastic about the future of our re-grants – thank you for your continued support and understanding during this time!

Opportunity Grants

Opportunity Grants offer up to $5,000 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: (Paused for Spring 2021)

Vision Grants are available biannually from $3,001 – $15,000 for major humanities projects. Matching funds are required.

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 30, 2021.  To apply, use the Opportunity Grant application form and indicate that you are applying for a Democracy and the Informed Citizen grant.





July 22, 2021 12:00 pm
July 28, 2021 6:30 pm
Speaker: Eunice Lafate
@The Blue Ball Barn


  • 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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  • Fall Cycle FY21 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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