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Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund

Grants to Rhode Island Preservation and Historical
Societies for Historical Document Preservation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rhode Island Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/08/19 Midnight EST


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Grants ranging from $250 to $750 to Rhode Island preservation and historical societies for the preservation of historically significant documents in smaller towns and cities throughout the State. Funding is intended to support the preservation of original historical documents, municipal records, and manuscripts dating from the 19th century and before.

The Rhode Island Foundation's Joseph O'Neill Ott Fund provides grants for direct conservation efforts for paper-based documents, photographs, and other two-dimensional historical evidence (excluding artwork). This can include restoration, preservation (including the purchase of containers or housing for documents), or to defray the costs associated with the acquisition of documents. Proposals that demonstrate concern about long-term storage issues or have planned document storage will be looked upon most favorably.

Only documents created before 1900 will be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177909

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally range from $250 to $750.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All historical and preservation societies from the smaller cities and towns of Rhode Island are eligible to apply for an Ott grant.

Applications will not be considered from organizations with overdue grant reports.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on March 8, 2019. Please note that no assistance will be available after 5 p.m. (EST).

Grants are awarded annually. Applications are available six weeks prior to the deadline; all applications must be submitted through the online system.

For assistance, please contact Kelly Riley, Donor Services Administrator.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal (available six weeks before the deadline):

Kelly Riley, Donor Services Administrator
(401) 427-4028

Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 274-4564

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island