Upcoming Professional Development and Funding Opportunities

February 6, 2017

Dear Members, Friends and Colleagues,

I am pleased to share these upcoming funding and professional development Opportunities:

·      The William G. Pomeroy Foundation

·      Greater Hudson Heritage Network

·      Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services

·      The Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship


The William G. Pomeroy Foundation will offer need-based scholarships of $1,000 each for historical societies in New York State whose annual budgets do not exceed $50,000 for professional development purposes. Scholarships can be used for a MANY membership, if you or your organization is not already a member, registration for the MANY conference if you haven’t attended in the past two years, membership to join NYCON if you are not already a member and one other professional development opportunity of your choice. The foundation will be accepting applications until February 27, 2017, awards will be announced March 3rd in time to make the early bird registration deadline. You can apply on line by clicking on this link. Please contact The William G. Pomeroy Foundation at 315-913-4060 with any questions.


The Greater Hudson Heritage Network is accepting grant applications through March 1 for their Conservation Treatment Program. This link will take you to their page: http://www.greaterhudson.org/2017-nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html and for their Collections Needs Assessment supplies program. The supplies are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The portal will open on April 1 at 9 AM and will close on May 1. http://www.greaterhudson.org/collection-needs-assessment---supplies.html  Please contact Priscilla Brendler at 914.592.6726 or by e-mail at director@greaterhudson.org for further assistance, resources, and application clarification.


Applications are now open for Planning & Assessment Services offered by Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York.  Awards for services to a limited number of institutions are available in the three areas listed below. Applications materials must be received or postmarked by March 1. DHPSNY staff is available to assist you in completing your application. Please contact Program Coordinator Anastasia Matijkiw for assistance, questions about eligibility, or additional information at (215) 545-0613 or amatijkiw@dhpsny.org

Archival Needs Assessments provide assistance in archival program development tailored to specific organizational needs.
Click here to learn more and download the application.

Preservation & Conservation Surveys assess an institution's preservation needs, focusing on preventive care and mitigating deterioration and damage.
Click here to learn more and download the application.

Strategic Planning curriculum was developed in partnership with the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) and is designed to assist small- to medium-sized institutions.

Click here to learn more and download the application.

The Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship will be held July 9 – 13, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. If you are a mid-career professional with a desire to change your institution and engage your community, this program will help introduce museum, preservation, and historic site professionals to the skills and thinking of cultural entrepreneurship. Twenty people will be selected as IMLS fellows to participate in this exciting and pioneering program. To learn more: http://www.instituteforculturalentrepreneurship.org/ or contact: Elizabeth Remy, icecoord@oneonta.edu (607) 547-2586. 

We are hearing from so many of our members about joining us in Saratoga. We hope to see you there!

Erika Sanger

Executive Director