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Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies’ mini-grants provide funds (up to $1,500) to member organizations to complete local history projects, such as exhibitions, special programs, or collections preservation. Apply by January 31 for projects to be completed that calendar year.

Mini-Grant FAQs

Mini-Grant Application

Published quarterly, the Federation Bulletin contains information of interest to member organizations. In lists upcoming grant deadlines, discusses useful historical resources, shares member news, and alerts readers to upcoming workshops, conferences, and webinars.

Organizational membership includes a subscription to the Bulletin. The State Libary has digitized issues up through 2023. Click the button below to access the State Publications collection in the North Carolina Digitial Collection, then type "Federation Historical Societies" in the search box.

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We invite you to join the Federation so you can receive the current issue of the Federation Bulletin by email.

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The Federation offers interest-free loans from its revolving fund to members. The advisory board reviews applications and can approve up to two loans at a time. The types of loans are:

  • Historical Publications: print or audio-visual

Groups may apply for amounts up to $15,000 for the publication of historical books or pamphlets. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Grantees have one year in which to repay the loan. A list of previously produced publications is available.

See a list of publications created through the revolving fund.

  • Special Events: 

Organizations may request up to $1,500 to use as seed money for special events. Grantees have three months in which to repay the loan.

To apply for any of these loans, please contact Adrienne Berney by email or by phone at (919) 814-6863.

2024 Workshop: Exhibit Skills

September 23, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

High Point Museum

Workshop Registration Form

Contact Adrienne Berney: adrienne.berney@dncr.nc.gov or 919-814-6863.