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The broader aim of the IHS Heritage Support Grants is for local history organizations to become stronger cultural assets, enabling the communities they serve to embrace the special stories that set them apart.

Through fundraising education, coaching assistance and panel participation, staff and volunteers of local history organizations will gain proficiency with fundraising and grant writing. Local History Services will offer a series of workshops to assist grant applicants. Attendance at workshops is not a prerequisite to apply, nor is being an IHS Local History Partner member.

Upcoming Free Fundraising Workshops

Fundraising Basics – REGISTER HERE
June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Register by June 8)
Putnam County Museum, Greencastle

This workshop offers an introduction to fundraising for local history organizations. We will discuss the development cycle and explore how to build a case for support using your organization’s story to attract new donors, retain current donors and secure larger donations. This fundraising workshop is a good starting point for your board members, volunteers, or staff. A Heritage Support Grants workshop. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.

Recorded Webinars

Note: To access the recording, you will be asked to enter your first and last name, as well as your email address.

Watch these free recorded webinars that provide an overview of the grant process.

Heritage Support Grants Overview (33 minutes)
This webinar provides an overview of the Heritage Support Grant program, looking at the types of grants, process and priorities, as well as a tour of the online grant portal. See the slides in a PDF format.

Project Grants (41 minutes)
This webinar provides an overview of the Project Grants, looking at the application questions. See the slides in a PDF format.

Mini Grants (29 minutes)
This webinar provides an overview of the Mini Grants, looking at the application questions. See the slides in a PDF format.


Watch these quick webinars for tips on general fundraising for heritage organizations.

Case for Support (9 minutes)
This webinar explains the process for building an organization’s case for support and using that case to make an elevator pitch.

Constituent Record Management (9 minutes)
This webinar describes how an organization can create a donor relationship database, including necessary data and potential systems for nonprofits of all sizes.

Cultivation (8 minutes)
This webinar will detail relationship-building strategies an organization can implement in the fundraising program.

Donor Visits (11 minutes)
This webinar will provide ways to structure donor meetings to build strong relationships and successful solicitation strategies.

Finding Your Best Donors (11 minutes)
This webinar looks at the ways to qualify your donors in order to find your organization’s best donors.

The Fundraising Cycle (11 minutes)
This webinar details the five-step relationship cycle that is inherent in fundraising.


Inquiries regarding the online grant portal, grant requirements, and fundraising training:
Bryce Gorman
(317) 234-9514

Other inquiries:
Tamara Hemmerlein
(317) 234-0170


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