SAA Foundation Awards Seven Strategic Growth Grants

August 18, 2023—The SAA Foundation Board awards grants that meet the mission and goals of the Foundation and/or SAA's strategic planning priorities. This year, the Foundation awarded seven projects a total of $29,799 in grant funds. The projects are:

  • "Excavating Bias: A Reparative Audit of Philadelphia Area Finding Aids," as submitted by the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, Inc.
  • "Latin American Community Archives Workshops: Training and Collectivity," as submitted by Archivistas En Espanglish.
  • "Religious Archives in Transition Toolkit and Workshop: A Pilot Program for Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious," as submitted by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Archives.
  • "Graduate School Archives Internships: Exploring the Efficacy," as submitted by Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
  • "Community Archiving Day," as submitted by Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston.
  • "Southern Transgender Archives Practices and Resources," as submitted by the Recovering the Invisible Histories Project.
  • "Improving Metadata for Better Accessibility to Scholarly Archives for Disabled and Sensory Sensitive People," as submitted by the Electronic Literature Lab at Washington State University.

Congratulations to the awardees!

Thanks to all the applicants for their interest and commitment to the growth of the profession, and to the many donors who have generously supported the Strategic Growth Fund, which allows for these opportunities. Learn more about the SAA Foundation's grant program, including guidelines and deadlines, and consider making a donation to the fund. 


The Society of American Archivists 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.