Funding Guide for Preserving Historical, Cultural Collections Released

The Library of Congress and the Foundation Center have released the second edition of a web-based fundraising guide to help preservationists save millions of at-risk historical and cultural artifacts.

The guide, titled “Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives and Museums,” is available for free download at the Library of Congress website. The new edition includes the most recent grants awarded in the field, in order to help fundraisers identify critical sources of funding.

The second edition of the funding guide features information on 1,944 grants awarded by 488 foundations from 2004 to 2009. Grants are arranged alphabetically by state, then by foundation name and recipient name under the foundation listing. The publication also includes hyperlinks from foundations listed in the volume to additional information featured in Foundation Finder, a free foundation look-up tool at the center’s website. Additional links lead users to free tutorials on proposal grant-writing and an introduction to foundations.