TROY — The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History is a new partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York.
This fund will grant assistance non-profit, history-related organizations in New York State with budgets under $100,000 that have been forced to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pomeroy Fund for NYS History grants will range between $1,000 and $2,000 per organization. A total of $50,000 will be distributed. Applications are being accepted through Monday, April 27. Funds will be disbursed starting May 13.
Awarded funds can be used for the following purposes:
n Purchasing computer hardware or software;
n Paying for utilities such as electricity or heat;
n Gaining internet access or expanding bandwidth;
n Securing facilities and collections.
“Together, we are all facing unprecedented circumstances,” said Bill Pomeroy, Founder and Trustee of the Pomeroy Foundation in a news release. “The present pandemic has caused significant disruption for history organizations. These organizations have been, and continue to be, vital resources in our communities. That’s why we have partnered with MANY to start the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History and provide much needed assistance to critical areas of their operations.”
“We thank the Pomeroy Foundation for their rapid response to aid our historical societies and history museums,” said Erika Sanger, Executive Director for the Museum Association of New York. “We look forward to working with the Pomeroy Foundation to help support these organizations during this time of crisis.”
To apply for a grant or for more information, visit www.nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History/
Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel that will include MANY Board, MANY staff and Pomeroy Foundation staff. Grants are available to all qualified organizations; an organization does not have to be a member of MANY to receive funding, nor will preference be given to MANY members. Funding notifications and assistance grants will be issued in May.