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Application & Reports

Texas Historical Foundation grants provide seed money to help nonprofit organizations save their own pieces of the state’s past.

Eligible recipients are 501(c)(3) organizations with a current project related to Texas history. Proposals for the following types of projects are considered quarterly for micro-grants and annually for grants over $5,000:

  • Historic property preservation
  • Events or programs promoting state history to the public
  • Preservation of artifacts, archival materials, collections, or legal documents
  • Texas history curriculum in classrooms
  • Museum programming
  • Publications and scholarly research in Texas history
  • Archeology
  • Cultural heritage and the arts 


Types of Funding 


Texas Historical Foundation's Quarterly Grants Program is an open-submission application process considering applications from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits for funding up to $5,000. 

PDF applications are available to download below, and should be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CT on the deadline dates listed on this page. Further instructions can be found on the cover page of the PDF application. All areas of the application must be completed and requested supporting documentation included in order to be considered. 

Within ten business days after grant decisions are made, all applicants will receive a letter informing them of their application status. Please see the FAQ page for more information about the application process. 




Grant requests between $5,000 and $25,000 are reviewed annually. For consideration, please submit a letter of inquiry detailing your project to by no later than April 1, 2024. Approved funding for 2024 will be announced by the last week of September, 2024.   



The Michael C. Duda Preservation Awards are a biennial funding program offering awards from $20,000-$100,000 to the top projects in architectural preservation and archeology. For information about the 2024 Awards, click here. 

Compliance & Reporting

Recipients must submit a follow-up report with accompanying documentation upon completion of the funded project or within one year of the grant disbursement.

If your project timeline has extended and you will not meet the completion date projected in your original proposal, please notify Foundation staff and include this information in your subsequent report. Once the project has been completed, a completion report should be sent within 90 days. Grant recipients with open THF-funded projects that are not current with reports are not eligible for additional grants until appropriate reports are submitted. 

Application Deadlines

Micro Grants, Summer 2023 Application June 1, 2023 Early August
Micro Grants, Fall 2023 Application September 1, 2023 Early February
Micro Grants, Winter 2024 Application December 1, 2023 Early March
Micro Grants, Spring 2024 Application March 1, 2024 Early May
Annual Grants, 2024 Letter of Inquiry April 1, 2024 Late September