Delaware Humanities offer two grant types to organizations within the state of Delaware. Opportunity Grants are offered on a rolling basis for up to $5,000. Action/Innovation Grants are for $5,0001-$18,000 and are offered twice per year. 

Opportunity GrantsAction/Innovation Grant
Up to $5,000
Opportunity Grants are project or event-based.
They can also be used to fund planning and research for larger projects.

Applications are reviewed the month after they are submitted and are then awarded the month following their review. For example, if an application is submitted in the month of August, it is reviewed in September and if awarded, the Period of Performance begins October 1.

For event funding, the application must be received 90 days before the event or first event.

The Period of Performance is six months.

Organizations must be not for profit, but are not required to have tax exempt status.

Preview the application here.
Action/Innovation grants are project or event-based for larger scale ambitions.

These grants are awarded twice per year, on November 1 and May 1. Organizations are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry in order to be invited to submit a grant application.

The next Letter of Inquiry opens on March 15, 2024 for projects starting after November 1, 2024. The Letter of Inquiry deadline will be May 16, 2024.

The Period of Performance is twelve months. For event funding, events may not take place within the first 60 days of the period of performance.

Organizations must be registered tax exempt nonprofits.

Are you a new applicant, haven't applied in awhile, or just have some questions about any changes we have made? We hold a Grant Information Session twice a year, and the next one is February 15, 2024. Register here.

You can also schedule a virtual meeting or phone call with our Grants and Operations Manager Helen Siers using this link.