The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is partnering with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for a fifth round of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, providing a total of $100,000 for salary support/hourly wages to bring back or hire museum educators.
Grants up to $5,000 will support New York State history-related museum educators who will plan and deliver interpretative programs, including school programs, teen programs, early childhood programs, family days, festivals, programs for older adults, programs for New Americans, or targeted, audience-specific programs identified in the grant application.
Funding should not be used as a substitute for existing (budgeted) staff salaries and hours, but can be used to increase staff hours for the aforementioned purposes. Funds will be grants to museums that apply for education staff who will offer in-person programming, but programs may include a virtual component.
Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3) history-related organization located in New York State and have an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less.
The Coney Island History Project, for example, was awarded $4,000 in the first round of the Pomeroy Fund that provided grants to purchase technology to history-related organizations forced to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online application form for the 5th round of the Pomeroy Fund will open on the MANY website beginning Monday, July 18th. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 23rd. Successful applicants will be notified on or before Friday, October 21st. Grants must be used within one year of disbursement; all funds must be expended before Tuesday, October 31st, 2023.
Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel that includes MANY Board members, and Pomeroy Foundation staff. Grants are available to all qualified organizations; an organization does not have to be a member of MANY to receive funding, nor will preference be given to MANY members.
To learn more about the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History and to apply, click here.
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