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Grants for community archives

Jun 03, 2019 2019-06-03

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Community-based Primary Source Archives

Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications program has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving. The foundation invites organizations overseeing community-based archives in the United States and its territories to submit proposals to fund one or more of the following areas of need: operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities; collections care, including storage, cataloging, description, and preservation; and/or programming and outreach activities, including collecting new materials and exhibitions, publications, or other uses of the collections. The foundation plans to offer a total of $1 million in support of community-based archives in two annual Calls for Proposals, one in 2019 and the second in 2020. The 2019 Call for Proposals is directed toward community-based archives that represent and serve marginalized communities. Awards range from $25,000 to $100,000 for grants of up to two years in length.

Deadline: July 1, 2019, for submission of proposals

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