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The broader aim of the IHS Heritage Support Grants is for local history organizations to become stronger cultural assets, enabling the communities they serve to embrace the special stories that set them apart. 

Through fundraising education, coaching assistance and panel participation, staff and volunteers of local history organizations will gain proficiency with fundraising and grant writing. Local History Services will offer a series of workshops to assist grant applicants. Attendance at workshops is not a prerequisite to apply, nor is being an IHS Local History Partner member. 


Upcoming Training Opportunities:


Fundraising for Local History: Pitching Your Project

Thursday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Register by Nov. 10)
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Cost per organization: $10; $8 IHS members; $5 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)

Join LHS grant  coaches for a workshop that will help you narrow your focus, refine your ask and create excitement for your project. We will walk through the Heritage Support Grants applications, cover FAQs and offer tips for securing matching gifts. We will also provide time and computer access for anyone interested in doing some on-site writing. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2.
Librarians can earn LEU credits for this workshop.





Lilly Endowment

Heritage Support Grants are provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.