Make donations to the Living History Centre (EIN #95-2567696) and help support its mission and programs. Donations are tax deductible and may be made via:
Paypal via: (open your paypal app and use this email)
Benevity: Search for the Living History Centre (Novato, Ca) on your company's giving platform
Check: Make checks payable to The Living History Centre. Mail to: P.O Box 1482 Novato, Ca. 94948-1482
During COVID-19 the LHC has shifted it priority to supporting relief efforts for performing arts workers and handcraft artists throughout California. Over $10,000 has been donated so far in 2020. The LHC wishes to thank Red Barn Productions and its Dickens Fair At Home program for their offer to donate all profits from online souvenir sales for 2020 (over $3,000 as of 3/1/21).
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 continues to offer this support and reviews grant proposals twice yearly. Here is a list of LHC grants issued between Spring 2019 and Spring 2021.
Beginning in 2021, it is a policy of the LHC to identify and initiate grants to underserved or marginalized community organizations (must be 501C3) whose mission aligns with the LHC’s in some way (Education, Theatre, History, Youth) in an amount equal to at least 20% of the total granted to applicants in each calendar year.
The Living History Centre Fund is administrated by the Marin Community Foundation.
To learn more about donations to the fund, including bequests, please email for details. You may also reach out to our fund administrator at MCF, Sanju Poudel.
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)