The William G. Pomeroy Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit educational institutions and local, state and federal government entities that support the two primary parts of our mission.
One part of our mission is to help communities across the United States celebrate their history and cultural heritage. To accomplish this, we offer grants in support of historic marker program across America: To learn more about these initiatives and how our Foundation supports them, see our listing of these programs below. Also below, you will find guidance on what applications we are, and are not, likely to support. Either way, rest assured all applicants will receive a response, regardless of the outcome of a given application — with the additional proviso that applications that are judged to be “off-mission” will receive an immediate response by Foundation staff and are not typically presented to the Trustees.
All grant requests must be submitted through our online application portal, accessible via the “Apply for a Grant” button below.
Grants We Are Likely to Support
Historical societies with limited resources, professional development for small history organizations, technology upgrades for small history organizations, celebrations of significant national milestones in American history
Grants we are Unlikely to Support
Performing/visual arts related projects, consultants, documentaries, restoration projects, programs/projects outside the mission of the Foundation.
Summary of 2021 For History Grants
- The Pomeroy Foundation awarded special interest grants to 33 history related organizations.
- The average special interest grant size was $8,676 with a median grant size of $3,000.
- The Foundation awarded 380 historic signage grants.