Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants catalyze Main Street communities to discover, preserve and activate locations that tell stories about women’s contributions in Indiana. They are a legacy project of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial, presented by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs

Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants of $15,000 to $40,000 will be awarded to 4-7 communities for projects beginning on or after August 1, 2020. Funds can be used to support historic preservation work, placemaking, public art, trail signage and other tangible projects that commemorate Indiana women’s history and promote visitation to Main Street communities. Grants require a 1:1 match. Applications open on March 10 and are due June 15, 2020 (deadline extended due to COVID-19). Full information about eligibility, requirements and more can be found in the grant guidelines.  

To learn more, watch the video above featuring Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, chair of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, who secured special funding so that Main Street communities could honor and celebrate the contributions of women in their local communities.  When you’re ready, visit Indiana Humanities to download the grant guidelines and to apply.  

Contact: George Hanlin, Indiana Humanities director of grants ( / 317-616-9784)