Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, 2010 Edition [PDF: 2.6 MB / 138 p.] is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the Foundation Center. This publication lists 2,270 grants of $5,000 or more awarded by 505 foundations, from 2005 through the publication date of this guide. It covers grants to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries, and to archives and museums for activities related to conservation and preservation. This publication includes:
- an introduction that explains the book's coverage, arrangement, entries, and how to research using the volume. Note: This PDF file contains hotlinks to free online tutorials that cover grant writing and provide an insight into the world of U.S. foundation giving offered by the Foundation Center, as well as to some other widely used non-profit guidance on preservation grants found on the Conservation Online web site.
- a statistical analysis of grant funding in the area of preservation by foundation, recipient location, subject, recipient type (e.g., Library), grant size, and foundation generosity nationwide.
- state-by-state descriptions of projects funded in preservation nationwide listed by the state in which the foundation is based including the foundation's name, limitations on giving, recipient(s), size of grants, and purpose of the grant described. Note: This section is hot linked in the PDF version directly to more detailed descriptions of the foundations.
- indexes by recipient, geographic area of the recipient, and subject. Note: If you do not find what you are looking for in the indices, use the find feature to search the text for your term.
- a list of all foundations that have donated to preservation and conservation with their contact information and limitations on giving.