Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the Foundation Center. This publication lists 1,725 grants of $5,000 or more awarded by 474 foundations, from 2003 through 2007. It covers grants to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries, and to archives and museums for activities related to conservation and preservation.

Local History Collaborations Funded

The History Channel: Save Our History Grant Program
The Save Our History Grant Program, developed by the History Channel, provides funding to support collaboration between history organizations and schools or youth groups on projects that teach children about their local heritage and actively engage them in its preservation. For example, projects might focus on the history and/or preservation of a building, historic site, historic collections, or an historic event that is important to the local community. Funds are provided for primary research, physical preservation or clean-up efforts, historical documentation, archaeological or architectural studies, oral histories, and efforts to register a site for local, state, or national landmark status. The application deadline is June 6, 2008. Visit the website listed above for program details and online application guidelines.

For information about other grant opportunities available for records preservation please see the following web pages:

The National Archives and Records Administration's National Historical Publications and Records Commission's Grant Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities grant program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services

State and local officials -- for records management assistance call (334) 242-4452 or email us at

Family and historical researchers -- please click here.

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