Foundation / Corporation
Idaho Heritage Trust (IHT)
Grants to Idaho nonprofits, churches, agencies, and other groups for historical preservation projects. Funding is intended for the preservation of collections or sites of historical significance. Priority is given to projects in smaller communities and those which are in danger of deterioration without the help of this funding.
Criteria for Project Selection:
- All work funded by the Idaho Heritage Trust must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Buildings, or in the case of archeological sites or collections, the applicable standards in the field.
- Community support and participation.
- Results in the preservation of historic fabric of Idaho, which means the Trustees prefer to award funds to projects that will result in the preservation of buildings and artifacts.
- Significance of the project to the local community, state or national history and places on the National Register of Historic Places. The Trust also has a commitment to funding projects in towns of all sizes especially those with populations of fewer than 5,000.
- The eminent decay, demolition or deterioration by neglect.
- Lack of funding from other sources.
- Long-term permanence of the project. Trustees prefer to fund groups that can commit to long-term maintenance of the building, artifact or site.
- Public ownership. Grants are not normally made to sites owned by individuals or for-profits groups. Exceptions may be considered for an exceptionally important historic building. The Trust’s interests will be protected with conservation easements and covenants.
- Contract labor (roofer, architect, engineer)
- Supplies and material (lumber, paint, shakes, foundation materials)
- Acquisition: note if you are asking for funds to help purchase a site or building.
- Other costs
GrantWatch ID#: 184335
Unit of government, nonprofit groups, historical societies, cemetery districts, Masonic groups, church groups, and other organizations are eligible to apply.
The Trust prefers not to fund moving buildings to new locations.
The Trust doesn’t fund publications or video/film work, oral histories or applications for the National Register of Historic Places.
The application must be postmarked on or before September 30.
Notification is made in late November or early December of each year.
The Trust will provide architectural, photograph and artifact conservation assistance upon request. It’s a good idea to ask for help before you send an application to the Trust. Call the office to make a request.
The Trust can only reimburse up to 50% of the hard dollar cost of a project. Trust funds may be used to match federal dollars.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have any questions call the office, 208-549-1778 or e-mail IHT@idahoheritage.org.
Please submit three copies of your application to:
The Idaho Heritage Trust
P.O. Box 140617
Boise, ID 83714