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.
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 digitzed issues up through 2020.
We invite you to join the Federation so you can receive the current issue of the Federation Bulletin by email.
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.
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.