Grants

The Historical Society of New Mexico Grant Program for 2018

The purpose of the HSNM grant program is to help individuals, organizations and institutions further individual and group projects consistent with the stated purposes of the Society, which are:

  • To increase the knowledge of New Mexico History
  • To Disseminate information about the history of New Mexico and the Southwest
  • To encourage the preservation of historic objects & property

(Source: Bylaws of the Historical Society of New Mexico, Article II-Purpose)

Generally:

  • Maximum grant amount is $1,000; no matching amount is required.
  • Individual and Organizational applicants must be current with their membership dues to be considered for a grant.
  • All applications will be considered although the Society encourages applications that relate to unique subjects of New Mexico history, those which indicate financial or in-kind support, coordination and cooperation with other community groups, or that help introduce youth to  New Mexico history.
  • Two letters of support for the application are also required.
  • Applications are accepted through May 31 of each year and applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal than August 1 of that year. Projects, or those portions of larger projects for which the grant is requested should be completed by August 1 of the following year.

The Society divides its grant-funding allocations between “Organizations” and “Individuals” because it recognizes inherent distinctions between the two, which require  tailored approaches to funding needs. Project accountability and financial responsibility for both Organizational and Institutional grantees are similar.

NOTE:

Distinctions Among Organizational and Individual Grants:

Just as the HSNM distinguishes between Individuals and Organizations in its membership process, so it does in the grant application process.  Organizations such as museums, historical associations & societies, cultural centers and similar 501c3 applicants are organizational members and therefore, “Organizational” grant applicants. The Society’s Grant Program is in place to assist both Organizations and Individuals.

Individual members and grant applicants are those persons performing personal research on their own, not as a representative of a group or association as described above.

Organizational Applicants:

Organizational applicants for HSNM grants typically apply for funding to accomplish a number of objectives which typically include:

  • Dissemination or duplication of important documents
  • Construction or repair of museum facilities
  • General promotion of history-based activities.

General requirements for such applicants include:

  • Being a paid organizational member for the year for which funding is sought
  • Submission of a fully completed grant application
  • Execution of as Grant Agreement with the Society
  • Providing a report of fiscal expenditures and of project accomplishments to the Board
  • Fulfilling all elements of the Grant Agreement between the applicant & the HSNM.

Download Organization Grant Application Form Here

Individual Applicants:

Individual applicants for HSNM grants typically pursue individual research projects which reflect the overall objectives of the HSNM itself, including:

  • Increasing the knowledge of New Mexico history
  • Disseminating information on and supporting education of New Mexico history
  • Encouraging the preservation of historic objects and property

General requirements for such applicants include:

  • Being a paid organizational member for the year for which funding is sought
  • Submission of a fully completed grant application
  • Execution of as Grant Agreement with the Society
  • Providing a report of fiscal expenditures and of project accomplishments to the Board
  • Fulfilling all elements of the Grant Agreement between the applicant & the HSNM.

Download Individual Grant Application Form Here

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