The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History has awarded $50,808 in grant funding to assist history-related organizations across New York State that have been forced to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launched in partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York, the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History is providing assistance grants that will be used to support the purchase of computer hardware or software, gain internet access or expand bandwidth, pay for utilities, and secure facilities and collections. Grants range between $1,000 and $2,000. Qualifying organizations have operating budgets of $100,000 or less.
Pomeroy Fund grantees are as follows (listed alphabetically):
Anderson Falls Heritage Society
Black Rock Historical Society
Brentwood Historical Society
Broome County Historical Society
Clinton County Historical Association
Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum Association
Fulton County Historical Society
Gates Historical Society
Hasting Historical Society
Historic Red Hook
Historical Society of the Tonawandas, Inc.
Historical Society of Woodstock
Howland Stone Store Museum
Interlaken Historical Society
Java Historical Society
Lodi Historical Society
Macedon Historical Society
Mastic Peninsula Historical Society
Montgomery County Historical Society
National Bottle Museum
Nunda Historical Society
Oswego County Historical Society
Peekskill Museum, Inc.
Preservation Association of the Southern Tier
Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association
The Warsaw Historical Society and Gates House Museum
Town of Madison Historical Society
Town of New Scotland Historical Association
Town of West Bloomfield Historical Society/West Bloomfield Historical Society
Wappingers Historical Society, Inc.
Yaphank Historical Society
The Pomeroy Foundation and MANY have also announced plans for a second grant round. The two organizations will partner to distribute an additional $50,000 for general operating support. Details and criteria for this new round of funding will be made available in the weeks ahead.
More information can be found on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website.