Society of Southwest Archivists

Community Outreach Fund

SSA established the Community Outreach Fund in 2015 to support outreach events or programs that promote archives to the general public. SSA has set aside $5,000 per year to support such endeavors, and requests for funding will be reviewed by a steering committee of SSA officers and members.

 In order to qualify for the Community Outreach Fund:

  • The organization or outreach event must take place in the SSA region
  • The event must take place during the calendar year that the funds are distributed
  • The primary contact applying for funds must be an SSA member in good standing
  • The event must be open to the public

To apply, send proposals to the current president and include the following:

  • Name of the requesting organization
  • Date(s) of event
  • Date funds are needed
  • A description (no more than 300 words) describing the outreach event and its impact on the community and/or the organization
  • Amount requesting [note: limit is $1,000, but smaller requests are likely to be favored.]
  • The name and contact information for the primary contact
  • Optional: letter(s) of support from community members

While there is no deadline, the funds may run out as they are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

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