Grants & Support

Since 1998, the LHC has provided over 250 grants totaling more than $448,000 to

not-for-profit organizations doing work consistent with the Centre's mission and values. This ongoing legacy has benefited more than 100 different organizations worldwide. The Centre's fund is managed by the Marin Community foundation in Novato, California.

The Centre continues to offer this support and reviews grant proposals twice yearly.

Donations may be made to the Living History Centre Fund via the Marin Community Foundation. Email for details.

Grant Guidelines

  • Programs must be directly related to an educational public-benefit program, preferably utilizing the methodology of Living History.

  • The maximum award per grant is $1,500. Grants may only be issued to current not-for-profit organizations, and organizations may only submit grant proposals once every two years. 

How to Submit Proposals

On your organization's letterhead, address the LHC board, describe the program and how it relates to Living History, provide a brief history of your organization, and state the amount requested. If your proposal is approved, a follow-up report including a summary, photos, video, and/or articles will be required once your project is completed.

Please mail your proposal to the Living History Centre at PO Box 1492, Novato, CA 94948.


  • Spring: May 15th (email deadline - hard copy has 1 week grace period)

  • Fall: October 15th (email deadline - hard copy has 1 week grace period)

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