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How To Apply

The Grant Application Process – fully online! 

  1. Determine your organization’s eligibility and type of grant best suited to your project.  If you’re curious about the application itself before you create a log-on, it can be downloaded here. Please contact the Grant Officer if you have questions.

  2. Create a logon here, and follow the steps to fill out your application.

  3. The Grant Officer reviews the applications for completeness and compliance with the grant guidelines and distributes the applications to the Application Review Committee (ARC). The ARC makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for Vision grants. Opportunity grant decisions are made by the Executive Director, the Chair of ARC, and a Board member living in the grantee’s county.

  4. Vision Grant awards follow an established timeline, with final notification coming after the Board meetings in June and January. Opportunity Grant notifications typically require 30 days for submission, internal review, followed by the notification of the applicant.

    **UPDATE:  Our FY21 Spring Vision Grant Application Process is Paused. We are accepting Opportunity Grant Applications on a rolling basis.

Additional Resources and Information

American Rescue Plan (ARP) RECOVER and RENEW Grants FAQ and Guidelines for Applicants

Delaware Humanities Grants FAQs and Additional Information

Grant Application Video Tutorial (in grey box)

Delaware Division of the Arts: Visit their website for funding for projects focusing on artistic creation and performance.


October 22, 2021 10:00 am
October 25, 2021 5:30 pm
Speaker: Mike Dixon
@Seaford District Library
Seaford, Delaware
October 28, 2021 5:00 pm


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    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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