Grant Guidelines


Grants are available to 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities within New York State.

Grant Timeframe:

Only submit proposals that have historic significance to women gaining the right to vote in New York State.

Marker Letter Limits

Please pay close attention to this section in the application. There is a limited number of letters allowed in each line. The title line allows 15 characters and the five body lines can have 27 each.

Historical Accuracy

Primary source documentation is required to verify historical accuracy. The applying agency is responsible for supplying photocopies of the sources and specific statements used to verify historical facts. If selected, the strength of supporting materials substantially lessens the timeframe between acceptance and funding.  If The William G. Pomeroy Foundation cannot substantiate the historical accuracy based on the supporting documentation provided, the opportunity for approval is limited. NOTE: Images provided with applications may be uploaded. Please underline, highlight or otherwise indicate relevant text.

Grant Checklist

Separate applications are required for each marker applied for. Please be sure to complete all information before submitting your application.

  • Applying agency information
  • Marker contact information
  • Proposed location in specific detail
  • Description of what is being commemorated
  • Historic significance
  • Proposed inscription

Please be sure that you have included all additional documents asked for:

  • Copy of IRS Determination Letter
  • Land Permission Letter
  • Primary source documentation

Application Deadline:

  • Materials to apply on line will be available starting January 1, 2018.

  • Deadline to submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) and a listing of Primary Source(s) is January 15, 2018.  Please submit your proposed marker inscription and the list of primary source documentation you have assembled to verify the historic accuracy of your text to our online database at by clicking here.

  • Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2018. 

  • We expect to award grants for this program by the end of March 2018


You can now apply for a Historic Roadside Marker to commemorate New York State Women's Suffrage Centennial on-line. Just click on the Apply Here! below to apply or log into your account. If you have questions please feel free to contact us.

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The William G. Pomeroy Foundation