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Regional and Foundation Grants

NEDCC has identified funding agencies, organizations, and foundations that provide funding for collections.


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COUNCIL ON LIBRARY AND INFORMATION RESOURCES (CLIR)

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

HISTORIC NEW ENGLAND

GAYLORD AND DOROTHY DONNELLY FOUNDATION

BANK OF AMERICA ART CONSERVATION PROJECT

SOUTHERN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 


Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Washington, DC  

DIGITIZING HIDDEN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES GRANTS

Deadline:
May 20, 2020  - Initial proposal deadline (Final proposal round is by invitation only.) Deadline extended due to the Coronavirus crisis.

Grant Amounts: 
Maximum allowable request: single-institution projects: between $50,000 and $250,000 / for collaborative projects: between $50,000 and $500,000

ELIGIBLE GRANT ACTIVITIES:

Digitization

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RECORDINGS AT RISK - A National Regranting Program 

Deadlines:  January 31, 2020, July 15, 2020, January 29, 2021

Grant amounts: $10,000 to $50,000

ELIGIBLE GRANT ACTIVITIES:

Digitization of audio and/or audiovisual materials

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 

140 E. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
https://mellon.org/

COMMUNITY-BASED ARCHIVES GRANTS

Deadline: July 1

Awards: Range from $25,000 to $100,000 for up to two year projects

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES:

  • Operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities.
  • Collections care, including storage, cataloging, description, and *preservation.
  • Programming and outreach activities, including collecting new materials, and exhibitions, publications, or other uses of the collections.

*  The Mellon Foundation has confirmed that the following activities would be eligible in the "preservation" category:

  • Preservation Training
  • Assessments, both Preservation Needs and Collection Assessments
  • Conservation treatment
  • Digitization

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Historic New England

Boston, MA
www.historicnewengland.org

Community Preservation Grants

Each year, Historic New England offers $1,000 Community Preservation Grants to small and mid-size heritage organizations in all six New England states. These grants support projects that raise the visibility of historic preservation and further Historic New England’s Everyone’s History initiative to present diverse stories of life in our region.


Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Regionally-focused Collections Grants for the Chicago and Lowcountry South Carolina Regions

Deadlines: March or July 

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES:

  • Preservation of  At-risk Collections, including stabilization, conservation, archival processing
  • Creative Interpretation
  • Digitization

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Bank of America Art Conservation Project

Deadline:  May 

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES:

Conservation Treatment of historically significant works of art

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Southern Jewish Historical Society

Marietta, GA

www.jewishsouth.org

The Scott and Donna Langston Archival Grant
Supporting projects aiming to preserve archival materials related to Southern Jewish History

Deadline: August 1

Application Information

QUESTIONS?

Contact Eric L. Goldstein, Chair of the grants Committee, egoldst@emory.edu