Support for Local Archives in Marginalized Communities
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications program has issued a call for proposals to community-based archives in the United States and its territories that represent and serve marginalized communities. Grants will fund one or more of the following areas of need: operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities; collections care, including storage, cataloging, description, and preservation; and programming and outreach activities, including collecting new materials, and exhibitions, publications, or other uses of the collections. Eligible community-based archives must demonstrate that community members actively participate in their archival processes, making key decisions about what to collect and how. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 will be provided to organizations with an annual operating budget of no more than $1 million. The proposal deadline is July 1, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the call for proposals.