Community Enhancement Grants

Thank you all for your 2020 Community Enhancement Grant Applications. The 2020 grant submission period is now closed. awardees will be announced mid-October.
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.

Click here to download the 2020 Community Enhancement Grant Application

Applications must be submitted by August 30, 2019.

Grant Guidelines

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What Do You Mean by Matching Funds?

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