Types of Grants

Types of Grants

Delaware Humanities offers two types of grants. Read below for more information on each type and how they differ. Then be sure to check our Before You Apply page for additional eligibility and application requirements. Once you know your organization and project are eligible, you can learn more about The Application Process.

Opportunity Grants

AmountUp to $5,000
What They FundProjects or events
Planning or research for larger projects
Period of Performance6 months
Next Due DateApplications are accepted on a rolling basis.
EligibilityDelaware not for profits (tax-exempt status not required).
Review ProcessApplications 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.
Other Important InformationFor event funding, the application must be received 90 days before the event or first event.

Action/Innovation Grants

Amount$5,001-$18,000
What They FundLarge scale projects or events
Period of Performance 12 months (November 1-October 31 & May 1-April 30)
Next Due DateMay 16, 2024 for projects taking place between November 1, 2024 and October 31, 2025.
EligibilityDelaware nonprofit (must be a registered nonprofit organization).
Review ProcessApplications are reviewed twice per year by an external review committee and then voted on by the full Delaware Humanities board.
Other Important InformationOrganizations are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry through our online grant management system in order to be invited to submit a grant application. The Letter of Inquiry is the first step in the application process.
These grants are awarded twice per year on November 1 and May 1.

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