Regular Grants

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits and
Agencies for Humanities Projects

GrantWatch ID#: 170754
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Delaware Humanities Forum (DHF)



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Grants ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 to Delaware nonprofit organizations and government agencies for humanities projects. Draft applications are due October 1. Consideration will be given to a broad range of project formats. This program is intended for humanities projects that require extensive planning and preparation.

Humanities scholars must be involved in the planning and the presentation of a project. The project should encompass a variety of points of view and the audience should be encouraged to draw their own conclusions. One view or perspective on a topic should not be allowed to dominate.

Funding Guidelines:

-Personnel: DHF will consider funding only those project personnel costs which will not otherwise be compensated by the sponsor (for example, compensation for external humanities scholars, planners, etc.). Only a minimal amount of personnel expense should be charged to DHF grant funds. The personnel costs should be consistent with usual rates of pay.

-Travel and Meals: Travel costs are allowed for out-of-town personnel only. Mileage is reimbursed at $.41/mile.

-Supplies: This is restricted to consumable items, e.g. film, paper products, etc.

-Rental: Funds may be requested to meet expenses for rental of a meeting place or equipment such as audio visual aids.

-Promotion and Printing: Funds may be requested to supplement the organization’s promotional efforts.

-Evaluation. You may request funds for an outside evaluator and the cost of materials for audience evaluations. The outside evaluator usually costs $200.

$3,000 - $15,000

Only nonprofit organizations located in Delaware are eligible for funding. Applicant organizations may be:

-A 501(c)(3) organization: IRS 501(c)(3) certification document is on file in the Forum’s office; or IRS 501(c)()3) certification document is attached to the application
-A unit of state or local government
-A nonprofit organization: Application includes an attached a statement signed by the organization's authorized official which testifies to the nonprofit nature of the organization and the nonprofit nature of the activity proposed


-Personnel: DHF funds CANNOT be used to pay sponsor or co-sponsor organization staff costs.
-Travel and Meals. DHF funds may NOT be used to supply refreshments for the audience.

Matching Funds: Total cash contributions must be equal to or greater than the amount requested from DHF. Waivers may be given under special circumstances.

The Regular Grant Deadlines for 2017 are as follows:

Spring Cycle:
-Drafts due April 1, 2017
-Final due May 15, 2017
-Decisions announced June 30 , 2017

Fall Cycle:
-Drafts due October 1, 2017
-Finals due November 15, 2017
-Decisions announced January 30, 2018

2017 deadlines may be found here:

Regular Grant Guidelines:

Application Forms and Resources:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kristen Wilczynski, Grant Officer

Delaware Humanities Forum
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 509
Wilmington, DE 19801

Fax: 302-657-0655

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