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$50K available for history-related organizations

TROY — The Pomeroy Fund for New York State History, a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York, will provide $50,000 in grants to assist 501(c)(3) history-related organizations with capital needs expenses for this year. The MANY will now accept applications through a portal on their website, according to a news release.

In this fourth round of the Pomeroy Fund, a total of $50,000 will be distributed for capital needs in individual grants not to exceed $5,000. The grant requests will be considered for technology equipment, facility maintenance equipment, furnishings, major material purchases, renovations, refurbishments, remodeling and rehabilitation. Any organization that received funding from the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History in 2020, is eligible to apply, but preference will be given to those who have yet to receive funding.

The eligible organizations must be a history-related organization located in New York state and have an annual operating budget of $150,000 or less.

The Pomeroy Fund applications will be accepted through March 22. The funding notifications and assistance grants will be issued in April.

“The first three rounds of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History granted over $147,000 to 69 history organizations across the state,” said Bill Pomeroy, founder and trustee of the Pomeroy Foundation. “However, an urgent need for further support remains during these difficult times. In response, we are opening a fourth round of funding to make additional financial support available to these irreplaceable assets in our communities.”

To begin an application or to learn more, visit the Pomeroy Fund for New York state history webpage at: https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History/.

The grant applications will be reviewed by a panel that includes MANY Board members, MANY staff and Pomeroy Foundation staff. The 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.

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