Announcing the 2021 Call for Proposals for Community-Based Archives

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites community-based archives in the United States and its territories to submit applications for its 2021 Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives.

These grants will provide support to archives in one or more of the following areas of need:

  • Operational costs, including staff, space, and utilities.

  • Collections care, including the acquisition of new materials, physical and digital storage fees, and access and preservation efforts.

  • Programming activities, including events, exhibitions, and publications.

  • Activation and advocacy efforts, including resident community activist/archivist positions, ethical preservation of social media, and increased community use.

This funding opportunity is overseen by the Foundation's Public Knowledge program. The registration deadline is June 25, 2021 at 9:00am ET.