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Professional Development Grants for NYS Historical Societies and Cultural Museums

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is now accepting applications for its 2019 Professional Development Grant Program. This program offers need-based scholarships of $1,000 each to historical societies and cultural museums in New York State for professional development purposes.

This program is open to 501(c)(3) historical societies & cultural museums in New York State with annual budgets of $50,000 or less. The grant application process is open through February 28, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to apply:

Each organization may only receive one Professional Development Grant per year. In addition, eligible grant applicants cannot have attended the Museum Association of New York (MANY) Conference in the past two years.

Professional Development Grants are to be used as follows:

  • Membership in Museum Association of New York (MANY) if not already a member.
  • Registration and travel related expenses to attend MANY Conference (if haven’t attended in the past two years).
  • Membership to join New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) if not already a member.
  • One other professional development opportunity of your choice.

At the end of the calendar year, each grant recipient provides a final report of their professional development experience to the Pomeroy Foundation.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private, grant-making foundation established in 2005. The Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis.

Since 2006, the Pomeroy Foundation has grown to offer six different roadside marker programs, funding nearly 800 signs in New York State and beyond, all the way to Alaska. Our signage programs are: Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program, Legends & Lore® Marker Grant Program, National Register Signage Grant Program, National Women’s Suffrage Marker Grant Program, NYS Historic Marker Grant Program, and the Ohio Historical Markers Grant Program.

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