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The Greenwood Fund

Proposals due August 31st.

The Greenwood Fund is a donor-advised fund of The Denver Foundation that provides small grants for artifacts and collection care for museums in the Colorado and Wyoming area.

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 Greenwood Fund supports the conservation of museum artifacts and collections care projects within the museum community of Colorado and Wyoming. Grants are available annually and the Greenwood Fund gives priority to smaller museums.

For the complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.


2013 Grant Award Winners

Small Grants for Conservation Projects in Colorado & Wyoming Museums through The Greenwood Fund

The Greenwood Fund is pleased to announce that the following 16 museums were awarded support for their projects during the 2013 grant cycle:

  • Aspen Historical Society, for environmental monitoring kits for collection storage and exhibit display
  • Boulder Historical Society, for supplies to properly maintain, grow and care for its collection
  • Broomfield Depot Museum, for archival materials and a contract archivist
  • City of Longmont, for the restoration of a 1904 Steger upright piano
  • Colorado State University Foundation, University Art Museum for the conservation of the Matt Mullican sculptural series
  • Denver Botanical Gardens, for cleaning of the Waring Room Storage Area
  • Denver Firefighters Museum, for collection management software and associated training
  • Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, for equipment to manage the environmental conditions in the museum’s collection storage area
  • Discovery Center Science Museum, for conservation supplies for the Local History Archives
  • Friends of the Old Pen, Inc. / Wyoming Frontier Prison, for archival supplies for documents and photos in the collection related to the penitentiary
  • Frontier Historical Society, for archival storage supplies for the museum’s collection
  • Golden History Museums, for the conservation of a 1874 Clarke Map
  • Historic Denver, Inc., for the care and maintenance of the Molly Brown House Museum’s fashion collections
  • Homelake Veterans History Center Museum, for materials to preserve documents related to service records of the institution’s historical residents
  • National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in Colorado, for framing costs for four etchings
  • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, for storage supplies for the quilts in its collection


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