Partnership Grants

Partnership Development and Planning

This category facilitates stronger collaborations between partners. Constructing a new partnership or enabling a significant development for an existing partnership ensures public benefit through better-preserved resources and improved access to history. Programs within this category are intended to build the networking and organizational capacity of the individual partners and the partnership as a whole.
 

ELIGIBLE PROGRAM EXAMPLES

Eligible programs include, but are not limited to:
  • Development of organic documents and a long-range plan to form a new partnership.
  • Developing a strategic plan for coordinating history and cultural heritage preservation activities, educational curriculum, and events among partners.
  • Integration of programs and governance between to or more organizations. 
 

WHAT IS NOT FUNDED

In addition to items described as not fundable under General Information, the following items are ineligible for funding:
  • Partnerships developed for the purpose of future for-profit enterprises, such as real estate development, building or artifact salvage operations, or sale of collections or archives.
  • Strategic plans to prepare for a capital campaign or fundraising effort among partners.
 

ADDITIONAL ADVICE FOR THE APPLICATION

The following advice corresponds to sections of the application form and is additional to the guidance provided above.
 
Partnership Program Description
  • Describe how the partnership will be improved by the program.
Evaluation Metrics
  • Demonstrate the degree to which (existing/new) partners will collaborate as a result of this program.

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