Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC)
Grants of up to $65,000 to Pennsylvania non-profit museums and County historical societies for a variety of general and operating expenses necessary to maintain and grow the organization. Museums and historical societies must have been in operation for at least two years before submission of the application.
Eligible museums include children's museums, general museums, history museums, historical sites, military and maritime museums, planetariums, science and technology centers, and museums within multipurpose government or tax-exempt organizations.
Grants may be used to fund the following:
* Salaries and Wages
* Museum Store/Gift Shop
* Food Service
* Professional Development
* Printing and Publication
* Telephone/Postage/All Telecommunications
* Marketing Supplies
Grants may not be used to fund the following:
* Acquisition of objects for the collections
* Capital improvement projects
* Projects that serve a religious purpose or promote religious dogma
* Exhibitions or public programs not available to the public or taking place outside of Pennsylvania
* Prizes and awards
* Expenses for entertainment
* Lobbying-related expenses
GrantWatch ID#: 148874
Museums: $3,000 - $65,000; County Historical Societies: $2,500 - $4,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Scott Doyle, Division Chief, Grant Programs and Markers
General Mailing Address:
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau for Historic Preservation
Commonwealth Keystone Building, Second Floor
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0093
Phone (717) 783-8946
Fax (717) 772-0920
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