Foundation / Corporation
Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS)
07/31/20 All Day
Grants of over $10,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, local government and state units, tribes, and educational institutions to preserve and enhance access to historical and cultural resources within the State. Pre-applications must be submitted before submitting full proposals. Applicants are required to register in the online grants portal in advance of the deadline.
Eligible projects fall into two main project categories: community history projects and historic preservation projects.
Eligible projects include but are not limited to:
- Oral History
- Research and Writing
- Interpretive Programs and Public Education
- Collections Care and Management
- Museum and Archives Environments
- Digital Conversion and Reproduction
Historic Preservation Projects:
- National Register and Local Designation
- Historic Preservation Planning
- Historic Preservation Survey, Identification, and Evaluation
- Historic Properties
For more details about the project categories, including specific eligible costs, see the Grants Manual in the Supporting Documents field below.
General eligible costs:
Eligible costs include, but are not limited to:
- Direct costs that are integral to completing the eligible project (these must be justified in the grant application’s budget)
- Equipment purchases directly needed to carry out project objectives (e.g., recording device for an oral history project)
- Standard federal rates for mileage. Out-of-state travel needs must be justified in the application.
GrantWatch ID#: 168140
Grants over $10,000
Large grants typically fund projects that can be completed within 6-18 months.
Grant projects must be ready to begin once the grant is awarded. This includes applicable permissions from the grantee’s board or governing entity.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Grants Portal: https://mnhs.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants
Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-259-3000 • 1-800-657-3773
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