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WSGS Innovative Grants Available

The Washington State Genealogical Society has created an exciting opportunity for local societies: the WSGS Innovative Grant Program. The grants, up to $100, are designed to support the inventive and creative efforts of WSGS-member societies and organizations. Up to five grants will be awarded in 2018.
We don't want to limit your creativity, so here are just a couple of innovative projects that might be considered. Other examples are included in the Guidance Document.
  • Help with promotional printing expenses for a large event to launch a newly organized society.
  • Purchase of new equipment to digitize unusual documents, therely saving them from further deterioration.
  • Purchase of DNA kits for local member instructors to use as a public show and tell program, hoping to increase society membership.

The deadline for this year's Innovative Grant application is April 1, 2018 (extended from March 1, 2018). The simple application is available here. Additional details and guidance about the grant are available here.


For more information about the WSGS Innovative Grant program, contact Roxanne Lowe, Interim Chair, Recognition Committee.