Apply for an SAA Foundation Grant

The SAA Foundation Board invites individuals, groups, and organizations—especially practicing archivists, SAA component groups, and allied professionals—to submit grant proposals to fund research, projects, or initiatives that will benefit our profession. The SAA Foundation awards grants (ranging from $500 to $5,000) for projects that meet the mission and goals of the SAA Foundation and SAA’s strategic planning priorities.

2018–2019 Grant Application Deadlines

December 1, 2018—Letter of Inquiry Due
December 31, 2018Grant Review Committee Feedback
February 1, 2019Grant Applications Due
May 15, 2019Final Decisions Made by Board

For more information about the grant application process, view the 
SAA Foundation Grant Application Process and Guidelines.

Recent Grant Recipients

Florida International University, to explore development and incorporation of translation and transcription functionality into open-source digital archives to support compliance with the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, thus increasing access to collections.

Louisiana Historical Association and Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association, to train stakeholders in preserving Louisiana records to serve as effective spokespersons for the “History Lost? Saving Louisiana's Archival Heritage” initiative.

The Nomadic Archivist Project, to work with community partners to develop archival literacy in audiences who are unfamiliar with the process of collecting and preserving local histories.

South Asian American Digital Archive, to create a SAADA Archivists' Collective to collect and share overlooked histories of South Asian Americans.


The SAA Foundation is the nation’s leading source of nonprofit funding dedicated to the interests of archives and archivists. Donations to the SAA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible. The Foundation raises money to provide resources to enhance the work of the archival community.