Since 2016, the Abraham Lincoln Association has offered grants to help fund non-ALA projects that promote Abraham Lincoln and his legacy. Grant amounts typically range from $500 to $6,000.
Funding from the program comes from the ALA’s endowment fund. Grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis throughout the calendar year until the funding for the year runs out. A formula determines how much funding is available in a given year, although since the program has begun, the ALA typically has had between $13,000 and $25,000 to distribute.
All grant applications are reviewed by the ALA’s grants committee and then voted on by the ALA’s Executive Board. Applicants can receive full or partial funding of their requests.
Grant typically go to funding for the preservation of Lincoln materials, to sponsor or support Lincoln symposia or programs, and to help fund accessibility to Lincoln related materials, including by providing assistance for placing these materials on-line.
Although a one-on-one match is not required, in most cases the ALA does not provide full funding for a project. Examples from past years of grant recipients include:
ALA Grant Program Application
Fill out the application and sign, gather all supporting documents, scan/save application + all documents to PDFs
Type your name and email address in the fields, upload grant application + supporting document PDFs, and SUBMIT
Please feel free to mail your filled-out and signed application + supporting documents to:
Abraham Lincoln Association
P.O. Box 1865
Springfield, Illinois 62705