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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announces Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives in United States

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announces Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives in United States

Deadline: 1 July 2020

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites community-based archives in the United States and its territories to submit applications for its 2020 Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives.

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These grants will provide support to archives in one or more of the following areas of need:

Operational costs, including staff, space, and utilities.
Collections care, including the acquisition of new materials, physical and digital storage fees, and access and preservation efforts.
Programming activities, including events, exhibitions, and publications.
Through this program, direct support will be provided to community-based archives that represent and serve communities marginalized due to oppression based on race, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender, sexuality, religion, or ability.

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Funding Information

Awards will range from $50,000 to $100,000 for grants of two years in length.
Grant periods would begin January 1, 2021 and end on December 31, 2022.
The Foundation plans to convene representatives from the awarded archives both in person and online over the course of the grant to build a cohort of organizations that would help and learn from each other.
Eligibility Criteria

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Organizations that respond to this Call for Proposals must:

Be located within the United States or one of its territories.
Have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, have an organization with 501(c)(3) status serving as a fiscal sponsor, or be a federally recognized Indian tribe.
Have an archive with an annual operating budget of at least $50,000 and no more than $1 million. In-kind donations towards occupancy costs may be used to calculate the total operating budget.
Have an established archive that has been in operation for two or more years. This funding cannot be used to create a new archive.
In order to ensure that your organization is eligible to apply for this funding opportunity, interested applicants must first complete a registration request form.

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For more information, visit https://mellon.org/programs/scholarly-communications/call-for-proposals-community-based-archives/

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