Commemorating Legends and Folklore Across New York State

Grant Applications for Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Markers Available May 7

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s statewide Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, launched in partnership with the New York Folklore Society to promote cultural tourism and commemorate legends and folklore, will begin accepting applications on Monday, May 7. 

Beginning on that date, application materials for the 2018 grant round will become available on the Foundation’s website: The deadline for applying is Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Municipalities and charitable 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State are welcome to apply for Legends & Lore Marker Grants. Local historical organizations or municipal historians will often apply for the grant on behalf of property owners.

For information about all of The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Historic Signage Grant Programs, our grant guidelines and how to apply, visit: or call (315) 913-4060.

About The William G. Pomeroy Foundation:

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private foundation founded in 2005 by Bill Pomeroy. The Foundation’s two main initiatives are to diversify the Be the Match Registry by supporting bone marrow drives and preserving history by providing grants for historic signage in New York and beyond. To date, the Foundation has funded more than 625 markers through its various historic signage grant programs.

About New York Folklore Society

The New York Folklore Society fosters the study, promotion, and continuation of folklore and folklife of New York’s diverse cultures through education, advocacy, support and outreach.

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Steve Bodnar
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The William G. Pomeroy Foundation