The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites community-based archives in the United States and its territories to submit proposals to fund one of the following areas of need:
The Foundation plans to offer a total of $1 million in support of community-based archives in two annual calls for proposals, one in 2019 and the second in 2020. The 2019 Call for Proposals (CFP) is now open and directed towards community-based archives that represent and serve communities marginalized due to oppression based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, class, sexuality, religion, ability, and/or geographic location. For the purposes of this CFP, community-based archives must demonstrate that community members actively participate in their archival processes, making key decisions about what to collect and how.
- Operational support for the organization, including general support for staff, space, and utilities.
- Collections care, including storage, cataloging, description, and preservation.
- Programming and outreach activities, including collecting new materials, and exhibitions, publications, or other uses of the collections.
For more information, visit https://mellon.org/programs/scholarly-communications/call-for-proposals-community-based-archives/