The Greenwood Fund
**PLEASE NOTE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
TO AUGUST 30, 2013**
The Greenwood Fund is a donor-advised fund of The Denver Foundation that supports the conservation of museum artifacts and collections care projects within the museum community of Colorado and Wyoming. Annually the Fund will award approximately $5,000 in small grants ($500-$1000).
Eligibility: Grants are available to any museum with a permanent collection in Colorado and/or Wyoming that has current non-profit status (501C3) and that is open to the public on a regular basis. Grants are not available to individuals and cannot be used for endowments, routine building maintenance, events, or travel. Funds can be used to purchase equipment, archival supplies, and outside services.
Funds are not available for exhibitions, education, salaries, general operating support, building expansions (unless for conservation labs), endowments (except for conservation), marketing, public relations, travel, or scholarships. At this time, the grant will not cover collections management expenses such as computers, digitizing projects, or collections photography.
Preference will go to legitimate museums that have permanent collections on exhibit to the public. (In other words, not to galleries, children's museums without collections, science museums without collections, corporate collections, etc. or "museums" that are without 501-C3 status.)
The application process will consist of a narrative no longer than two pages and with a font size of 12 which:
1.) Contains an executive Summary clearly presenting the project and amount being requested
2.) demonstrates the need for conservation/collections care
3.) outlines the project and steps taken to address the need
In addition to the two-page letter, applicants should include:
-a cover sheet with all necessary information: contact, mailing address, phone number, full name of institution, and type of museum.
-a complete description of any materials and supplies as applicable
-the names and credentials of personnel involved
- Conservators and Contractors should be identified
-Any treatment requests should include a treatment proposal which outlines procedures, costs, and time estimates
-the project budget
-the organizational budget
- a copy of their organization’s IRS tax-determination letter
Applications are due on the close of business, AUGUST 31, 2013. The committee will not consider late applications. If you have previously received funding, you are eligible to apply again. Please note that any institution with several departmental museums or historic sites can only submit one application on behalf of that museum per grant cycle. Notification will be mid-December. Money will be available by early February and must be spent within the calendar year.
Applicants should submit information to one of the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greenwood Fund
c/o The Denver Foundation
55 Madison St., 8th Floor
Denver, CO 80206
Upon completion of the project, grantees will submit a short letter to The Greenwood Fund outlining details of the work done, success and failures. Failure to submit a final report may result in the delay of any future grants.
Email them to email@example.com. No calls, please.