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Grant Resources

There are three main sources for grant funding:

  • The government – often federal, sometimes state, and occasionally local
  • Private businesses and corporations
  • Foundations, which distribute many millions of dollars per year to community groups and organizations similar to yours

Main Grant Resources

Missouri Arts Council – public programming in the Arts

Missouri Folk Arts Program-University of Missouri

Missouri Farm Bureau-Agriculture in the Classroom grant and Scholarships

National Endowment for the Humanities-Public programming in the Humanities

“Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions”

“Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants”

National Endowment for the Arts-Public Programming in the Arts

Grants from National Parks Service

Historic Revitalization-To rehabilitate historic structures in rural communities

Disaster Recovery-To assist in recovery projects on historic sites/structures after
natural disasters

Underrepresented Community-To diversify/increase properties listed on the National Register of
Historic Places in underrepresented/underserved communities

Saving America’s Treasures-preservation and/or conservation of nationally significant historic sites and properties.  One option for preservation of historic sites, another for projects involving collections.

Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri

Community Foundation of Central Missouri

Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri

USDA Rural Business Development Grant


Ameren Missouri (must be in an Ameren service area)

Bass Pro Conservation Foundation

Bayer Fund

PNC Foundation

Casey’s General Store