21st Century Fund "Grant Program"
Competitive grants of up to $1,000 are offered to Missouri historical and genealogical societies, libraries and archives for projects to compile, index, preserve and or publish local records. Since 2009 MoSGA has funded several projects throughout the state.
If your local Missouri historical or genealogical society, library or archives has a project in mind to preserve and/or publish records, please encourage your society to apply for a 21st Century Fund Grant. To apply Click here. For Guidelines, click here. Grants are awarded at the annual MoSGA Conference – usually held in August.
For additional information please contact the 21st Century Fund Committee Chair, Martha Henderson.
2012 Grant Recipients
Holt County Historical Society was awarded $796 to purchase equipment to digitally record and preserve their collection of family histories, obituary files, photos, and slides. Accepting the grant from Martha Henderson [right] is Karen Frede of the Holt County Historical Society.
Phelps County Genealogical Society was awarded $328 for the purchase of archival storage supplies to inventory and preserve records recently rescued from the Phelps County
Circuit Court. Sheila Wood and Dorothy James were unable to attend the conference.
2011 - The Friends of Miami, Inc., in Miami, Missouri received a grant to purchase archival supplies to preserve their town records. The original town of Miami, located on the Missouri River in Saline County, is one of the earlier settlements (1817) in the State of Missouri. Once processed, the town records will become available to researchers.
in Versailles, Missouri received a grant to purchase archival supplies to preserve, organize and display their county’s school records dating from 1846 to 1961. Donated to the society by the Morgan County RII School District, these significant local records are now available to researchers.
2009 - Butler County Archive in Poplar Bluff, Missouri received a grant to purchase acid free pamphlet files and supplies to organize a growing number of donated genealogical materials. Local volunteers organized the family histories, genealogy magazines, research books and pamphlets. The materials are now available to researchers.
the period from 1822, when the county was established, to the present. The Society plans to interview senior citizens, search local newspapers and probate records for documentation on the estimated 75 county landmarks.