Grant of the Week: Save Our History Grant Program from The History Channel

The Save Our History Grant Program, from The History Channel, provides funding to history organizations that partner with schools on a local community preservation project. Since launching the Save Our History Grant Program in 2004, The History Channel has awarded $1,000,000 in grants to organizations and schools large and small, urban, suburban and rural, in the northern, southern, eastern, western and central United States.

During the 2008-09 school year, The History Channel will again award grants of up to $10,000 to historical organizations to fund hands-on, experiential educational projects that teach students about their local history and actively engage them in its preservation.

For guidelines and criteria, important dates, and to apply, please visit, and click on grants. Applications are due Friday, June 6, 2008.

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  1. Larry Cebula

    There may be less than meets the eye to this one. I spent a lot of time a few years ago crafting a really strong application for this grant, but it turned out that there were only a handful of awards nationwide and tons of applications because the program was so heavily promoted.

    I can’t find any information about the number of awards on the website so it may be the same this year.

  2. Larry Cebula

    OK, I emailed and received a prompt and courteous response. There will be ten awards, and last year they received 350 applications. I am a fairly successful grant writer, but I think in this case my time would be better spent buying lottery tickets.