The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites community-based archives in the United States and its territories to submit applications for its 2021 Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives.
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.
Activation and advocacy efforts, including resident community activist/archivist positions, ethical preservation of social media, and increased community use.
This funding opportunity is overseen by the Foundation's Public Knowledge program. The registration deadline is June 25, 2021 at 9:00am ET.