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Commemorating New York History with Pomeroy Foundation Historic Roadside Markers

Applications for Grant Program Regions 4-6 Opens on August 3

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Beginning on Friday, Aug. 3, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation will officially begin accepting 2018 applications for fully funded Historic Roadside Markers to commemorate history in several New York counties (Program Regions 4-6).

On that date, grant application materials will become available for the following New York State counties: Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster (Region 4); Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington (Region 5); and Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence (Region 6). 

Letters of Intent for Regions 4-6 are due by Friday, Sept. 14, and the final application deadline is Monday, Oct. 1. A complete grant schedule by region is available on the Pomeroy Foundation website:

Municipalities and charitable 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State are welcome to apply for the Historic Roadside 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 Pomeroy Foundation’s Historic Signage Grant Programs, marker 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 established 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 helping community’s celebrate their history through various historic signage grant programs. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 700 grants for historic signage in New York and beyond. The Pomeroy Foundation strongly believes that historic markers play an important role by serving a dual purpose. The signs educate the public and foster historic tourism, which in turn economically benefits the communities in which the signs are placed. They also reveal unique historical contributions in each community and instill pride of place in local residents. The Foundation also offers professional development grants for historical societies. Through its other core initiative, the Foundation has organized hundreds of marrow drives and registered more than 25,000 potential donors, producing 75 donor/patient matches. 

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Steve Bodnar
Communications Manager
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation