The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, a private, grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, will officially open the next grant round of its NYS Historic Marker Grant Program beginning on Monday, April 29. The program commemorates historic people, places or things during the years 1740 to 1919. Grants cover the entire cost of the historic marker, pole and shipping.
The current grant round is available in the following New York State counties: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond (Region 1); Nassau and Suffolk (Region 2); and Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester (Region 3).
One of the Pomeroy Foundation’s main initiatives is to help people celebrate their community’s history through a variety of signage grant programs, including its NYS Historic Marker Grant Program, as well as its Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program and National Register Signage Grant Program.
The NYS Historic Marker Grant Program is open to all 501(c)(3) organizations, municipalities and nonprofit academic institutions in New York State. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact an eligible local organization, such as a municipal historian or historical society. They will often apply for the grant on behalf of the individual.
Those interested in applying for a marker grant should submit their online Letter of Intent to verify primary sources by Friday, June 14. The final application deadline is due Monday, July 8. To apply for a grant or review application guidelines, visit the Foundation’s NYS Historic Marker Grant Program page. A complete grant schedule by region is also available on the Pomeroy Foundation website. The site also features a digital map of all the markers and plaques that have been funded.
For more information on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, click here.