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Apply for Arkansas History Grants from the Bridge Fund Endowment

The Bridge Fund Endowment was created at Arkansas Community Foundation in 1993 to serve as a bridge between Arkansas’s past and future by supporting education, libraries and the teaching/promotion of Arkansas history.

Grants from the endowment are made throughout Arkansas for schools, archives, local county and state historical societies and museums for projects to provide training for teachers of Arkansas history; to facilitate teaching and learning of state and local history; and to increase the knowledge and understanding of Arkansas history, especially through research and publication.

See our 2015 grant recipients!

Who's Eligible

Any IRS 501(c)(3) public charity or government agency in Arkansas is eligible. Grants are not made to individuals. All geographic sections of the state are eligible to apply for funding. We’re especially interested in proposals for projects that show evidence of collaboration with other organizations and that have multiple sources of funding.

Who's NOT Eligible

Each request is considered on its own merit. However, the following types of requests generally are not considered:
  • Support for annual fundraising campaigns
  • Support for capital campaigns
  • Projects that address sectarian religious purposes
  • Projects that are political in nature or have a political bias
  • Multi-year proposals
  • Scholarships or fellowships for formal education at any level
  • General operating support outside the specific project or proposal
  • Support for organizations that do not qualify for tax-exempt status
If you have questions about whether your funding request meets our guidelines, contact Program Officer Jane Jones at jjones@arcf.org.

Where We're Currently Making Grants

We are not currently accepting proposals for this grant cycle. If you have a project that might fit the parameters for this grant program, contact Jane Jones at jjones@arcf.org for more information.

 

What We're Looking For

Your proposal should focus on one or both of these areas:
  1. Community, school and college libraries for technology to improve access to information; for improving services to patrons; and for upgrading history and reference collections 
  2. Schools, archives, county and state historical societies and museums for projects to provide training for teachers of state and local history, and to increase the knowledge and understanding of Arkansas history, especially through research and publication, with an emphasis on county and local history projects.

Grant Funding Range

Grants range between $1,000 and $25,000.

How to Apply

We are not currently accepting proposals for this grant cycle. If you have a project that might fit the parameters for this grant program, contact Jane Jones, Arkansas Community Foundation’s program officer, at jjones@arcf.org or 501-372-1116.

 

2015 Grant Recipients

 

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