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Fundraising Assistance

We help institutions write grants for their preservation and conservation goals.

Often, smaller institutions don't have the capacity to identify and apply for funding to meet their conservation goals. That's where we come in. We have on-staff grant writers who can advise on and write grants for organizations.

In the past four years, we've helped institutions raise $597,000 to support their conservation and preservation goals.

We help institutions write grants to the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and other regional and national sources for projects that would involve CCAHA.

How can we help you?

If you are interested in pursuing CCAHA grant writing assistance, email Director of Development Lee Price.

 

We frequently work with institutions to prepare these grants: 

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • NEH Preservation Assistance Grants: Source for needs assessment surveys, preservation plans, emergency preparedness, small environmental improvements, and collection-level surveys. Early May deadline. Up to $6,000, no match required.
  • NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections: Source for major environmental improvements. Early December deadline. Up to $50,000 for planning; up to $350,000 for implementation. Some cost-share required, especially for implementation.
  • NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources: Source for making intellectual content accessible (cataloging, conservation treatment, digitization, etc.). July deadline. Up to $50,000 for planning; up to $350,000 for implementation. Some cost-share required, especially for implementation.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • IMLS Museums for America: Limited to museums. Source for collection stewardship projects, including cataloging, collection surveys, conservation treatment, digitization, and some environmental improvements. Early December deadline. Up to $25,000, no match allowed. From $25,001 to 500,000, minimum of 1:1 cost-share required.
  • Collections Assessment for Preservation Program (CAP): Limited to museums. November through January application period. CAP assessments offer a study of all the institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care.

Save America’s Treasures (National Parks Service)

  • Save America’s Treasures: Provides funding for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant historic collections and properties. Up to $500,000 for collections projects, with 1:1 cost-share required.

National Endowment for the Arts

  • NEA Grants for Art Projects: Art Works: Limited to art. Source for collection management, conservation, and preservation activities. Mid-July deadline. Up to $100,000, with most grants between $10,000 and $25,000, with 1:1 cost-share required.

National Archives and Records Administration, National Historical Publications & Records Commission

  • NHPRC Access to Historical Records: Source for creating and promoting access to American historical records through digitization and online finding aids. Several relevant categories, each with their own deadlines. Grants offered from $50,000 to $350,000, with some cost-share required.