The program was developed to help local communities commemorate their unique legends and folklore and to promote cultural tourism with roadside markers.
Legends & Lore marker grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state and federal government entities in the following 11 states: Alabama, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont and West Virginia.
Legends & Lore grant funding includes the full cost of a marker, pole and shipping. To view program guidelines and details about how to apply online, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s Legends & Lore webpage. The grant application deadline is Monday, May 3rd, 2021.
The Pomeroy Foundation seeks to partner with folklore organizations, folklore-related academic departments and/or state supported councils/agencies to evaluate grant applications and raise program awareness in their state. Interested? Visit the Legends & Lore partnerships webpage for details, benefits and eligibility.
In addition to the Legends & Lore marker program, the Foundation offers marker grant programs with themes spanning a range of topics, from women’s suffrage and civil rights to the National Register of Historic Places. Search, filter and view all of the Foundation’s funded markers and plaques nationwide with its interactive, digital map feature.