Through the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Delaware Humanities has funds available for redistribution to organizations committed to the humanities that have faced financial hardship due to the coronavirus.
- These grants are for up to $10,000.
- These grants are for operating expenses only. No match is required.
- The application will open Friday, May 1 and close Friday, May 15.
- After May 15, organizations will be notified of amount approved, rejection, or the need for more information within 15 business days.
- Organizations will be required to sign a Grant Agreement upon notification of funding and submit a Final Report by September 30, 2020. Organizations will also be required to write a letter to their state and federal delegates. Delaware Humanities may also request occasional progress reports.
To apply, you must:
1. Be an organization with a demonstrated commitment to programming in humanities content areas. Need more information on what are the humanities? Visit our website.
2. Be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Delaware.
3. Have a DUNS number.
4. Be experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of coronavirus.
Universities, colleges, K-12 institutions, government agencies, religious organizations, and individuals are NOT eligible to receive funding.
Delaware Humanities is accepting applications from any eligible organization. However, our funding priorities include but are not limited to organizations:
1. Ineligible for other forms of state or federal funding.
2. With annual operating budgets of less than $500,000 a year. If your budget is over $500,000 a year, we strongly suggest you look to NEH directly for funding (see the NEH Cares link in “Other Resources” below).
How to Apply
Applications can be submitted through our Foundant grant application system.
If you are an existing user, log into your account. If you are a new user, please create an account. Don’t know if you’re an existing user? Contact us to find out.
Select “apply” at the top of the page, and then look for the CARES Act Recover Grants. Select the blue “Apply” button by its name.
An application preview is available here.
Join us on Monday, May 4 at 1 PM for a webinar to ask your questions. Register here.
Staff is currently working remotely. Complete the Contact us form with any questions, or call Delaware Humanities at 302-657-0650 and leave your message with Erin Samarasinghe at extension x114. Your phone call will be returned within 24 business hours.
DANA Resource Page – COVID-19 Related Funding for Nonprofits
Grant funds cannot be used for any of the following purposes:
- Activities that promote a particular political, religious or ideological point of view
- Advocacy of a particular program of social or political action
- Support of specific public policies or legislation
- Programming that falls outside of the humanities
- Purchase of land or facilities, construction or renovation
- Purchase of food or beverages (including alcohol)
- Archival acquisitions
- Prizes, awards or scholarships
- Foreign travel
- Endowment contributions
- Regranting of funds
A Note From The Executive DirectorApril 1, 2020
Delaware Humanities COVID-19 MessageMarch 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.
dhf.org No Longer AvailableMarch 12, 2020
ATTENTION: Delaware Humanities web and email communications will no longer be available at the domain dhf.org. As of now, ALL online communication and resources will utilize the domain dehumanities.org.
For Partners: All promotional materials referencing the Delaware Humanities website and contact information for our staff should use dehumanities.org.
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