Community Enhancement Grants

the idaho state historical society has recently awarded grants to 16 organizations located throughout the state of Idaho.

ISHS and the Community Enhancement Grants (CEG) program serve the history needs of the entire state. The program is an important way the ISHS assists groups and organizations in preserving and interpreting community history. The CEG program provides funds annually for programs, collections management, educational programming, public access, interpretive enhancements, or heritage tourism.

The 2020 Community Enhancement Grants awardees:

Bannock County Historical Society, Pocatello
Cambridge Museum, Cambridge
Fremont County Historical Society, Ashton
Idaho Association of Museums, Moscow
Melba Valley Historical Society, Melba
Monastery of Saint Gertrude, Cottonwood
Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls
Museum of North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene
Museum of Winchester, Winchester
Northern Pacific Depot Foundation, Wallace
Sawtooth Interpretive Association, Stanley
Troy Historical Society, Troy
Twin Falls County Historical Society, Filer
Wallace Chamber of Commerce, Wallace
Wallace District Mining Museum, Wallace
White Spring Ranch, Genesee

Looking for Money for Your History Project?

The Idaho State Historical Society Community Grants program might be for you. We fund exhibits, publications, educational programs, events, and a variety of other projects; we can help you purchase things like archival supplies and computer hardware and software. Take a look; see if we can help.

Purpose of Grants

The Idaho State Historical Society aids cultural and historical organizations in preserving, interpreting, and protecting the history and culture of Idaho. ISHS believes the best way to preserve Idaho’s heritage is through strong partnerships, and with its grants program, assists partner organizations in their projects.

Others Can Help with Your History Project

The State Historical Records Advisory Board can assist in preserving and digitizing records. The Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee provides funds for programs that tell the story of Lewis and Clark or their trail in Idaho. The Idaho Humanities Council gives grants that promote greater awareness, appreciation, and public understanding of history and other humanities disciplines. The Idaho Heritage Trust provides funding and technical assistance to preserve the historic fabric of Idaho.


For more information about the grant process and deadlines, please contact Lyn Moore, Grant Program Manager at or call (208) 514-2304.

The 2021 Community Enhancement Grant Application and Guidelines will be available in mid July 2020.

Grant Guidelines

What are ISHS's Priorities in Determining What to Fund?

Can You Provide Some Examples of Acceptable Grant Projects?

What are Some Projects ISHS Cannot Fund?

What Do You Mean by Matching Funds?

Who is Eligible to Apply?